After Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiered in November 2016, my fellow Temple University graduate students Ted Maust and Ariel Natalo-Lifton and I started discussing the proliferation of references to public history and heritage tourism in the popular television program. Read More
From around the field this week: Prize for Canadian public historians; conference on banking museums in Jakarta; rethinking gentrification and preservation (Rhode Island) and contested urban histories (Mexico City); workshops on oral history, cemetery preservation, ceramics, more; new books on public history, diasporic communities, archives. Read More
From around the field this week: Critical heritage studies in Arkansas; poetics and politics of museology in Havana; conference of humanities council in Boston; half-century retrospective on Nigeria-Biafra War history/memory; registration open for conferences on digital collections and living history; workshop on historic house museums; summer ethnographic fieldschool on a Mexican island Read More
Patrick Cox at the historic Luckenbach, Texas store and dance hall with bust of Texas legend Hondo Crouch. Photo credit: Patrick Cox.
Patrick Cox, Ph.D., is an award-winning, nationally recognized historian, author, and conservationist. A sixth-generation Texan who resides with his wife Brenda in Wimberley, Texas, he is president of Patrick Cox Consultants, LLC. Read More
From around the field this week: A new Chief Historian for the US National Park Service; conferences on oral history (Australia), women’s history (Texas and Indiana), religion and public memory (Canada), museums and human rights (Argentina); summer field schools in Italy/Greece and Ukraine; big new book on museum blogs. Read More
Screenshot credit: Mapping the Fourth of July, Virginia Tech
For more than two centuries, Americans have come together every July 4th to celebrate national unity. What happened during the deeply divided Civil War era? How did Americans commemorate their nation’s birthday as the nation was falling apart? Read More
Consulting historian Alicia Barber. Photo credit: Sarah Cowie.
Alicia Barber is a writer, historian, and consultant living in Reno, Nevada. Founder of the multi-faceted historical consulting firm Stories in Place, she edits the website and app Reno Historical and serves on the NCPH Consultants Committee. Read More
From around the field this week: US oral historians ruled exempt from IRB oversight; conference on museums in Arabia; labor history meets public history at Detroit conference; all you ever wanted to know about the US National Park Service (in one conference workshop); summer archaeology and preservation field school at historic miners’ village in Pennsylvania Read More
From around the field this week: Award spotlighting unrecognized work on behalf of archives; call for posters at international public history conference in Italy; edited volume on “The Museum as Experience” seeks contributions; apply to Museum Camp in California; summer trip to study history and memory in Athens; recent book on the politics of mourning at Arlington National Cemetery Read More
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