Around the field Jan 10, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: A new issue of Public History Review; revival of Public Scholar Program at the US National Endowment for the Humanities; labor history conference in Detroit takes public history as its theme; course on American Architectural History in New Jersey Read More

Top five posts of 2016

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reed-hamilton-screen-shotAs we mark the end of a tumultuous 2016 and begin what promises to be an eventful new year, [email protected]’s editors are reflecting on the posts that prompted the widest readership and dialogue among our community:

Annette Gordon Reed, Hamilton the Musical: Blacks and the Founding Fathers

Matthew Exline, Looking for a Job in Public History: An Outsider’s Perspective

Cathy Stanton, Does the National Park Service have a Culture Problem? Read More

Interpreting climate change through human stories at coastal national park sites

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Editor’s note: This is the third of a series of blog posts commissioned by The Public Historian on the topic of history and the interpretation of climate change in the national parks, extending the conversation on history in the national parks during this centennial year begun in its November 2016 issue. Read More

Around the field Dec 30, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Award for public archives work; symposium on heritage and revolution; collection of writing on history in the Gilmore Girls; online workshops on maker spaces in museums, metals conservation, interpretive planning; dreaming of summer with field courses on heritage management in Cambodia and Islamic Persian architecture in Iran Read More

Around the field Dec 13, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Awards for film and other public history projects; conferences memorial art, justice and memory practices, oral history, dark tourism; summer teacher workshops for US educators; reviews of two recent Canadian environmental/public histories. Read More