How can we correlate applied history with our present?
Introduction: Applied history is also known as ‘Public History’. It helps to overcome the misgivings and makes history meaningful in everyday life, connecting people to history.
- Applied History is a field of study which is concerned with the application of history for the benefit of people in contemporary and future times.
- The visible and invisible relics of the past exist even in the present. We nurture some kind of curiosity, attraction towards these relics. We intend to know more about their history, as they represent the creative thoughts and traditions of our ancestors.
- It is our heritage. It helps in building our identity. Our origin is linked with the history of our heritage. Hence, it is important to preserve and conserve both the visible and invisible relics for our benefit.
- Moreover, heritage management creates employment opportunities. For e.g., opportunities are created for historians, architects, archaeologists, museum curators, sociologists, skilled photographers, etc.
Conclusion: In short, the function of applied history is to understand our present with the help of history and to find right direction for the benefit of our future.
Concept: Applied History
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