Around the field July 18, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Conferences on war/peace transitions, Guatemalan genocide and resistance, migration heritage, more; residency funding for digital stewardship work; post-disaster collections salvage course; one-day workshop for teachers at historic site in Virginia. Read More

Farm Road: Rural gentrification and the erasure of history

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Farm Road, May 2016. Photo credit: David Rotenstein.

Farm Road, May 2016. Photo credit: David Rotenstein.

In its infancy, gentrification was a word used to describe changes in urban neighborhoods. Now, gentrification has been documented in suburbs and rural areas around the world. It is even sweeping through Washington, DC’s suburban counties, where farmlands are being converted into housing and mixed-use developments. Read More

Project Showcase: Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project

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Film Crew photo

Breakthrough’s Film Crew students and adult mentors, along with staff from the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History. Photo Credit: Chicago History Museum

The Chicago History Museum (CHM) and Breakthrough, a community-based organization that provides social services on Chicago’s West Side, have launched Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project. Read More

Around the field July 5, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Preserving audiovisual heritage and supporting public humanities projects at the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities; online and f2f workshops on collection ethics, oral history, and domestic furnishings; conference in Warsaw on museums, publics, and contested histories Read More

Around the field June 21, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Summer unconference on teaching with primary sources; new short-term travel awards to National Museum of American History for research on disability, gender/sexuality/LGBTQ, race; help with crowd-funding for cultural institutions. Read More

Ask a consulting historian: Lynn Kronzek

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Lynn Kronzek. Photo credit: Lynn Kronzek

Lynn Kronzek. Photo credit: Lynn Kronzek

Lynn C. Kronzek is a public historian and writer with over 30 years of executive experience directing her consulting practice, as well as successful nonprofit agencies and programs.  She is an award-winning author of two books and numerous articles and reports, and for seven years she also taught graduate courses in regional development and community relations. Read More

Around the field June 14, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Diversifying Wikimedia, preventing looting, celebrating 50 years of the Oral History Association, and announcing a new continuing ed program in historic preservation at Rutgers University-Camden, New Jersey. Read More