From around the field this week: Explore AASLH’s “Nightmare at the Museum” week, featuring webinars and a Twitter chat, and submit nominations for their Leadership in History awards by March 1; take part in Museums Advocacy Day February 26-27; the Museum of the City of New York is hosting “Epic Histories with Mike Wallace and Nell Irvin Painter” on February 27; applications are due soon for a two-week NEH summer institute for college and university teachers in New York and the Smithsonian’s summer Latino Museum Studies Program. Read More
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 woman’s eyes were bright and curious, as she pointed towards a scrapbook in one of our exhibition cases. I had a good idea of which photo she was talking about, but I stepped closer to be sure. Read More
Postcard of the Wickwire Factory. Image credit: The 1890 House Museum.
In my undergraduate public history course at the State University of New York at Cortland, sophomores usually make up the majority of students. Several of these students have not yet taken our “welcome-to-the-history-major” historical methods class. Read More
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
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