We've all read about history in textbooks, but what if we can be part of it? As a public historian who has created a series of interactive programs across Chicago, Paul brings history literally back to life.
Paul Durica is a teacher, writer, and public historian. Since 2008 he has been producing a series of free and interactive public history programs under the name Pocket Guide to Hell. These talks, walks, and reenactments use costumes, props, music, and audience participation to make the past feel present. Paul’s writing on Chicago history and culture has appeared in Poetry, The Chicagoan, Mash Tun, and Lumpen. He is also the editor of Chicago By Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America. He is currently the Director of Programs for Illinois Humanities.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx