The Promotion and Development of Civic Historians to Enhance Locality in Thailand


This research aims to contribute to and expand the historian's knowledge network formation, focusing on the local people who strongly feel connected and highly cherish their local historical stories. Wherewith local development needs to begin with people who grew up to reach sustainable development in each local community. Besides, the local knowledge created in each community critically makes further understanding of the background and potential each community could bring to policymaking and development prediction. Therefore, this research aims to contribute to civic historians' value, meaning, and dignity in each local community, raising their equal status with mainstream historians and creating and developing local historical storytellers. This interdisciplinary research does mix between historical and other social sciences research methods. It conducts qualitative research, documentary research, and in-depth interview to analyze the critical information and use it for the training program to be civic historians. The result of this research finds that the keys to developing storytelling are two main points: the development of historical research and storytelling skills, leading to the design of the training program focusing on the main points and changing the framework of history subjects to further develop history. The training program's contents emphasize three main topics: the change of mindset in history, learning new historical methods, and updated storytelling. The contents lead to making valuable history have more value creation.

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Nathaporn Thaijongrak, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Supanat Pana, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Jiraporn Ruampongpattana, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Yaninie Phaithayawat, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Chitiphat Suntornsaratool, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

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Conference: PCAH2023
Stream: History/Historiography

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Thaijongrak N., Pana S., Ruampongpattana J., Phaithayawat Y., & Suntornsaratool C. (2023) The Promotion and Development of Civic Historians to Enhance Locality in Thailand ISSN: 2758-0970 The Paris Conference on Arts & Humanities 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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