The Contributions of Margaret Conrad to Public History in Canada

  • Lyle Dick LYLE DICK is the West Coast Historian with Parks Canada in Vancouver and the author of two award-winning books: Muskox Land (Innis Prize, 2003) and Farmers "Making Good" (Clio Prize, 1990). He is President-Elect o f the Canadian Historical Association.

Abstract

The presentation elaborates and assesses the contributions of Margaret Conrad to the field of public history in Canada. Throughout her career, she has been concerned with the relationship of the historical discipline to its diverse publics. By her example, she has shown how scholars from academic history backgrounds can more effectively engage public history, strengthening both the profession and the credibility of public representations of history. Résumé Cette présentation élabore et évalue les contributions de Margaret Conrad dans le domaine de l'histoire publique du Canada. Tout au long de sa carrière, elle se souciait de la relation entre la discipline historique et ses publics divers. Par son exemple elle a montrè comment les érudits avec des antécédents académiques en histoire peuvent engager de façon plus efficace l'histoire publique, renforçant ainsi et la profession et la crédibilité des représentations publiques de l'histoire.
Published
2010-01-01