Project Showcase: Still Fighting For Our Lives

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Still Fighting For Our Lives uses artifacts of multiple mediums to highlight the central role that visual culture has played in Philadelphia’s HIV/AIDS history. Photo credit: GVGK Tang

Still Fighting For Our Lives, an exhibition sponsored and hosted by the William Way LGBT Community Center, commemorates the thirtieth anniversary of the Philadelphia AIDS Library. Read More

Yoga among the ruins? The challenges of industrial heritage in postwar Pittsburgh

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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of posts on deindustrialization and industrial heritage commissioned by The Public Historian, expanding the conversation begun with the November 2017 special issue on the topic. 

Downtown Pittsburgh and the Duquesne Incline from Mount Washington.

Downtown Pittsburgh and the Duquesne Incline from Mount Washington.

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Around the Field January 10, 2018

From around the field this week: the International Federation for Public History (IFPH) seeks nominations for their steering committee and proposals for their 2018 conference in São Paulo, Brazil; applications are now being accepted for this cycle’s Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition; submit a proposal for the 2018 World Humanities Forum in Busan, South Korea by January 31; sign up for next week’s free “Historical Storytelling through Technology” webinar from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Read More

Project Showcase: Seward Family Digital Archive Community Project Achievement

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Seward Family Digital Archive staff and volunteers at the Seward House, Auburn, NY, Fall 2017.  Photo credit: Carrie Knight.

Since 2012, the Seward Family Digital Archive Project, under the aegis of the University of Rochester’s Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation Department, has endeavored to digitize portions of one of its most utilized collections—the papers of former U.S. Read More

Statues, national monuments, and settler-colonialism: Connections between public history and policy in the wake of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

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Boston Founders Memorial. In the scene William Blackstone, the first settler of Boston, is greeting John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Native Americans watch the scene, which includes Ann Pollard, the first white woman to land in Boston.

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Around the Field December 13, 2017

From around the field this week: the Council of State Archivists has announced their next Executive Director; submissions for the Canadian Historical Association’s prizes are due at the end of the month; AASLH is seeking authors for chapters for their upcoming Interpreting Labor History at Museums and Historic Sites; winter/spring continuing education historic preservation classes are now available at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities. Read More

Charting out our future: NCPH Long Range Plan

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NCPH Long Range Plan on the Web. Courtesy National Council on Public History

Over the course of the last year, NCPH has been undertaking a bit of soul searching. As a growing organization seeking to remain relevant to its membership while continuing to promote the field of public history, NCPH needs to be guided with a clear understanding of the needs of members and chart out a way forward. Read More