Welcome! I’m Cynthia Heider, a public history graduate student at Temple University. I’m interested in urban history, the Progressive Era, and digital initiatives in history and the humanities among other things, including craft beer, cats, skee ball, hiking, and British crime television. I earned my B.A. in History from Goucher College.
While at Temple, I’ve co-organized PubComm Philly, the annual public history conference; worked as the Martin L. Levitt Fellow at the American Philosophical Society’s Center for Digital Scholarship; and served as Digital Media Co-chair for the History Department’s graduate student association, the James A. Barnes Club. My thesis research centers around the settlement house movement in Philadelphia, and will feature a history project in partnership with the Lutheran Settlement House in Fishtown. Learn more about my professional experience and the projects I’ve worked on by clicking on the links to my CV and portfolio below.