Intro to Public History

Posted by | December 1, 2016
Intro to Public History Week 13: Looking Forward

On the bookshelf: Bill Adair, Benjamin Filene, and Laura Koloski, eds. Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World In Letting Go?, a diverse array of public historians strive to address major...

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Posted by | November 17, 2016
Intro to Public History Week 12: Exhibiting History

On the bookshelf: Andrea Burns, From Storefront to Monument Edward T. Linenthal, "Anatomy of a Controversy" in History Wars: The Enola Gay and Other Battles for the American Past Ken Yellis,...

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Posted by | November 10, 2016
Intro to Public History Week 11: Locating Difficult Pasts

On the bookshelf: Cathy Stanton, The Lowell Experiment Jill Ogline, '"Creating Dissonance for the Visitor": The Heart of the Liberty Bell Controversy' in The Public Historian 26:3 (2004) Dissonance, the theme of...

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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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Posted by | September 22, 2016
Intro to Public History Week Four: Exhibits, Pt. 1

On the bookshelf: Beverly Serrell, Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach (Second Edition) This week's reading was a highly readable approach to the process of exhibit label production- a topic that,...

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