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A History of Participation in Museums and Archives


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Departure1. Traversing citizen science and citizen humanities: Tacking stitchesDemocratization 2. Museums as sites of participatory democracy and design3. Participation and engagement in a world of increasing complexity4. Infrastructures that democratize? Citizen participation and digital ethicsDivides5. Knowledge infrastructures for citizen science: The taming of knowledge6. Engaging disenfranchised publics through citizen humanities projects7. Engaging older adults in science education: Making the case for relevant, neighborhood-focused interventionsDrives8. Remembering in public: A case study of museum-user communication on Facebook9. The participatory turn: Users, publics, and audiences10. Searching for deeper meanings in cultural heritage crowdsourcingDevelopments11. Museums that Connect Science and communities: Using boundary objects and networks to encourage dialogue and collective response to wicked, socio-scientific problems12. The participatory epistemic cultures of citizen humanities: Bildung and epistemic subjects13. The quest for reciprocity: Citizen science as a form of gift exchangeDeductions14. Citizen science, citizen humanities: Relevance for museum research and practice

About the Author

Per Hetland (PhD) is Professor at the Department of Education, University of Oslo, Norway. Hetland holds a Dr. Philos. in science communication from University of Oslo and a PhD in innovation studies from Roskilde University, Denmark. His current research is focused on natural history research museums and citizen science.Palmyre Pierroux (PhD) is Professor at the Department of Education, University of Oslo, Norway. She leads the Cultural Heritage Mediascapes project, which examines how participatory democracy concepts and digital media and technologies are transforming knowledge and communication practices in the cultural heritage sector.Line Esborg (PhD) is Associate Professor at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, Norway. Esborg serves as Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Folklore Archives, and her research is centered on folklore, digital heritage, and the politics of identity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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