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Around the field March 14, 2017

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

Ask a public historian: Paul Chaat Smith

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Photo credit: NMAI Photo Services, Smithsonian Institution

Paul Chaat Smith joined the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in 2001, where he currently serves as associate curator. With Robert Warrior, he is the author of Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee (New Press, 1996), a standard text in Native Studies and American history courses. Read More

Around the field Feb 28, 2017

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

Ask a consulting historian: Patrick Cox

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At the historic Luckenbach, Texas store and dance hall with bust of Texas legend Honda Crouch. Photo credit: Patrick Cox.

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

Around the field Feb 14, 2017

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

Around the field Jan 31, 2017

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

Around the field Jan 25, 2017

newspaper-in-fieldFrom 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