From around the field this week: Conferences in Rotterdam (on tourism), Houston (for Latinos in heritage conservation), Spain (on heritage architecture), and Poland (on heritage and society); online class on paranormal investigations in museums/historic sites starts on Halloween; teaching Wikipedia editing at London library; and new open access book on natural and cultural conservation in Kenya Read More
Promotional photo for Stratford Hall’s “Stratford After Dark” event. Photo credit: Stratford Hall Facebook Page.
It is Halloween time and ghosts are once again a topic of discussion. Last October works like Tiya Miles’s book Tales from the Haunted South and Sarah Handly-Cousins’s post on “Nursing Clio” argued that popular ghost tours depend on stories that demonize those who suffer. Read More
Slave cabin at Greenfield Plantation, Botetourt County, VA. Courtesy of Joseph McGill and the Slave Dwelling Project.
On October 15, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) into law and formally established historic preservation as a priority of the federal government. Read More
From around the field this week: International Federation for Public History looks toward its fourth annual conference, to be held in June in Italy; special journal issues focus on World Heritage and tourism, ethnographies of material culture; fellowship funding available for mid-career professionals in preservation and allied fields Read More
Zach Hottel is currently the archivist for the Shenandoah County Library System in Virginia. He graduated from Appalachian State University with an MA in public history in May 2015. There, he worked with the university library’s W.L.Read More
From around the field this week: Presentation on the heritage of play; call for essays on ruin porn; feminism and museums; conference on living history in modern times; visitor studies conference; oral history conference on belief and faith Read More
Consulting historian Bruce G. Harvey. Photo credit: Bruce G. Harvey.
Bruce G. Harvey is an independent consulting historian and documentation photographer based in Syracuse, New York. A consultant for more than twenty years, his work includes a wide range of cultural resources projects, including National Register evaluations, administrative histories, cultural resources agreement documents, and Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation that involves historic narratives and large-format photography. Read More
From around the field this week: The art of the repeat photograph; public humanities and disability rights; bringing affect into critical studies of heritage; new approaches to histories of slavery and race in the Atlantic world; recent books on Holocaust remembrance and historiography Read More
From around the field this week: Conferences on history education, Southern U.S. labor history, collecting and displaying New World objects; workshops and webinars on interpreting difficult histories, historic district preservation, museum origins; new museum journal at University of Illinois Read More
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