Mini-Con: 2018 Careers in history symposium
November 3, 2018 | Time TBD | Indianapolis, IN
NCPH and the Public History Program at IUPUI will be holding our biennial Careers in History Symposium on November 3, 2018. More information to come soon!
Jennifer Scott, Director, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
An anthropologist, curator and public historian, Jennifer Scott has worked with museums, arts and cultural organizations for over twenty-five years. As Jane Addams Hull-House Museum director in Chicago, she serves as chief curator, leading the exhibitions, community engagement efforts and overall vision of the museum. Under her leadership, Hull-House addresses historical and contemporary issues of peace, incarceration, immigration, citizenship, race, gender, sexuality, and social activism through a number of ground-breaking exhibitions and programs both within and outside the museum’s walls. Previously, Jennifer served as the vice director and director of research and collections at Weeksville Heritage Center, a historic site that memorializes a Free Black, independent community in 19th century New York, eleven years after emancipation. Jennifer serves as faculty in the graduate program of Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and The New School for Public Engagement in New York, where she teaches courses in cultural anthropology, arts and civic engagement, race and ethnic studies, global studies and museum studies. Jennifer researches, writes and lectures locally and internationally on arts and social change, the role of public memory, social relevancy, contested heritage and innovative strategies for museums, history and cultural centers. She is one of the co-editors for Museums and Civic Discourse: Past, Present and Emerging Futures. Recent publications include: “Designing for Outrage: Inviting Contested Truth Into Museum Exhibitions” (Exhibition, Spring 2017).