Vol. 3 No. 5 (2017)
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Public History e diffusione sociale della storia: la fotografia come fonte privilegiata

Published September 29, 2017
How to Cite
Scanagatta, M. (2017). Public History e diffusione sociale della storia: la fotografia come fonte privilegiata. Rivista Di Studi Di Fotografia. Journal of Studies in Photography, 3(5), 30-51. https://doi.org/10.14601/RSF-21198

Abstract

Public History seeks to provide a method for researching and disseminating history, while at the same time engaging with different types of public. Public historians study documentary sources and languages in order to penetrate society, to contribute to the creation of a critical thinking to counter an uncritical relativism increasingly present in new and ‘old’ media. Photography is both a source an element of very powerful communication. For this reason, it is necessary that the historian is able to exploit all the possibilities that this instrument allows.

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