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
History is all around us—in the streets, buildings, and artwork that make up the landscapes of our everyday lives. Recognizing the potential of mobile devices to connect us to these pieces of the past, historians at Marshall University developed Clio, an educational website and mobile application. Read More
Editor’s note: The post is the fifth 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
Alison Light speaks with attendees of the International Family History Workshop. Photo credit: Tanya Evans
The study and practice of family history is fraught with methodological, historiographical, practical, ethical, and cultural concerns for scholars and practitioners alike. In trying to design an event that might respond to and interrogate these concerns, we asked: What new knowledge might be created if we bring scholars together to discuss the phenomenal growth of family history in different nations? Read More
“La Virgincita” by Preciliana Sandoval (2010) in the Mesquite Neighborhood of Las Cruces. Photo credit: Murals of Las Cruces Project.
During the summer of 2015, a group of scholars, students, and artists trekked under the sweltering New Mexico sun with cameras and notebooks in hand to document public murals in the city of Las Cruces. Read More
William Penn High School homecoming queen Ruby Jenkins riding in a convertible automobile driven by Leon Sharpe, Jr. Seated in the back seat on either side of Jenkins are Bernice Wall (left) and Doris Wall (right). Courtesy of the High Point Historical Society, High Point Enterprise Negative Collection.
As I made my way through the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s five floors of exhibitions, it was the museum’s effective use of objects to convey both individual and collective narratives and big ideas about history that most impressed me. Read More