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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

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

Around the field Nov. 20, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Awards for public history projects; oral history conference in Finland; memory studies in Amsterdam; corporate museums in Russia; spring and summer preservation classes in New Jersey, Italy, and online; new book on videogames as historical practice Read More

A response to the election

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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. Photo credit: National Archives.

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. Photo credit: National Archives.

How should public historians respond to the new reality of the incoming political leadership in the United States? Representative democracy in the United States has survived the bitter partisanship of the Early Republic, the Civil War, corruption and scandals, the rise of international fascism, and the paroxysms of protest against the Vietnam War, so it is likely to endure. Read More

Around the field Nov 8, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Fellowships and grants for studies of race and ethnicity, invention and innovation, George Washington’s life and legacy, Holocaust studies; symposia on disability rights in history and memory, personal digital archiving, black women and activism; oral history workshops in Ankara, Washington DC, California Read More

Around the field Oct 25, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Conferences in Rotterdam (on tourism), Houston (for Latinos in heritage conservation), Spain (on heritage architecture), and Poland (on heritage and society); online class on paranormal investigations in museums/historic sites starts on Halloween; teaching Wikipedia editing at London library; and new open access book on natural and cultural conservation in Kenya Read More