A boy signs a Boston Marathon poster at the Boylston Street firehouse, April 2013. Photo credit: James Schmidt.
Five years ago I was watching the Boston Marathon in Coolidge Corner with my brother Brian. He had recently moved to the city and had never experienced a Marathon Monday, so the lively spectators and runners in Brookline—combined with the perfect spring weather—seemed like a fine introduction to this Boston tradition.Read More
From around the field this week: Virginia Tech is hosting a V.E. Day Transcribe-a-Thon; Fort Negley is premiering their Fort Negley Descendents Project oral histories in Nashville this Saturday the 28th; nominations will be due soon for the AHA’s awards; several summer workshops and institutes are now accepting applications. Read More
There’s a gap between intellectually understanding something and actually grasping it and all of its ramifications. Two days into my new job in 2014, I fell headlong into that yawning space between intellectual understanding and grasping and spent the next few months scraping my knees and elbows clambering back out again.Read More
I hope NCPH members and The Public Historian subscribers will enjoy our second foray into digital special editions tuned to the current moment in public history. Our Monuments, Memory, Politics, and Our Publics issue of last September responded to public debates around the removal of “Lost Cause” monuments then in the news. Read More
From around the field this week: PubComm 2018 (Public History Community Forum on Racism and Resistance) is tomorrow, April 5, in Philadelphia; “Reap the Whirlwind: A Holistic Approach to Museum Internships” webinar from the Virginia Association of Museums, is next Monday, April 9; AASLH’s Call for Posters for their 2018 meeting (an event sponsored by NCPH) is now open through June 10; The Public Historian is open-access for the month of April. Read More
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