Preservation, rehabilitation, and interpretation as agents of transformation along the New York canal system

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Editor’s note: This is the sixth 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.

The Erie Canal system. Courtesy of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

The Erie Canal system. Image credit: Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

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Over-the-hill canes and ideal bodies: teaching disability history as public history

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Editor’s note: The post is the sixth in a series commissioned by The Public Historian that focuses on essays published in TPH that have been used effectively in the classroom. We welcome comments and further suggestions! If you have a TPH article that is a favorite in your classroom, please let us know. Read More

Around the Field February 7, 2018

From around the field this week: The online journal and database Women and Social Movements in the United States is seeking volunteers to write biographical sketches of women suffrage activists for their Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States; the ACLS has opened a new fellowship and grant program for community college faculty; the Association of African American Museums’ conference proposal deadline is this Friday; an upcoming webinar on collections storage projects. Read More

Five ways we can do better to respond to crises in our communities

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Editor’s note: This is the first post of a series that continues the conversation begun in the February 2018 issue of The Public Historian with the roundtable “Responding Rapidly to Our Communities.”

A sign made by a resident of Newtown, Connecticut, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. Source: The Story of the Stuff.

A sign made by a resident of Newtown, Connecticut, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.

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Around the Field January 24, 2018

From around the field this week: the National Park Service requests comments from the public on draft significance statements for the Stonewall National Monument; the Society of American Archivists announces awards with a nomination deadline of Feb. 28; Active History is looking for authors for a new monthly series on history pedagogy; the Italian Association of Public History seeks proposals for their second annual conference by early February. Read More

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