October 2016

Posted by | October 27, 2016
Intro to Public History Week 9: Oral History

Last week, I wrote about the difficulty of addressing memory in the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor of Baltimore. This evening, I attended a talk at Temple by Ta-Nehisi Coates: writer, journalist,...

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Posted by | October 20, 2016
Intro to Public History Week 8: Understanding Place and Preservation

On the bookshelf: Andrew Hurley, Beyond Preservation: Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities Dolores Hayden, "Claiming Urban Landscapes as Public History" in The Power of Place Marla Miller and Max...

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Posted by | October 16, 2016
Intro to Public History Exhibit Label 2nd Draft: The Personal and Social Function of War Mementoes

With the aid of my classmates, I've gotten my draft for the theme of "The Personal and Social Function of War Mementoes" down to 100 words and sharpened the meaning...

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Posted by | October 13, 2016
Intro to Public History Exhibit Label Draft: The Personal and Social Function of War Mementoes

I'm not sure why I had such a difficult time writing this exhibit label, but I've finally put together a (too long) first draft. My topic is "The Personal and...

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Posted by | October 6, 2016
Intro to Public History Week 6: Exhibits, Pt. 2

On the bookshelf: Polly McKenna-Cress and Janet A. Kamien, Creating Exhibitions An "advocacy starfish" metaphor seems appropriate here. Image credit: Lisa Pote This week's reading continued along the same theme...

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Posted by | October 3, 2016
Intro to Public History Week Five: Weekend Update

In lieu of readings this week, I'll provide a quick update as to my progress on a couple of the projects for Managing History, as well as my impressions of...

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