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sense of place

Farm Road: Rural gentrification and the erasure of history

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Farm Road, May 2016. Photo credit: David Rotenstein.

Farm Road, May 2016. Photo credit: David Rotenstein.

In its infancy, gentrification was a word used to describe changes in urban neighborhoods. Now, gentrification has been documented in suburbs and rural areas around the world. It is even sweeping through Washington, DC’s suburban counties, where farmlands are being converted into housing and mixed-use developments. Read More

Memory, ideology, practice & place: History at the edges

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Editor’s note: We publish TPH editor James Brooks’s introduction to the February 2016 issue of The Public Historian. The entire issue is available online to National Council on Public History members. Responses to Andrew Hurley’s essay and Lyra Monteiro’s review will be published on [email protected] in the coming weeks. Read More

Exhibiting a unique artistic legacy at the South Side Community Art Center

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"A Great Day In Bronzeville" Photo Credit: John Moye, May 28, 2005

“A Great Day In Bronzeville,” May 28, 2005. Photo credit: John Moye

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a special online section accompanying issue 37 (2) of The Public Historian, guest edited by Lisa Junkin Lopez, which focuses on the future of historic house museums. Read More

Why do old places matter?


“As I settle in a place, the place settles me.” Juhani Pallasmma, Forum Journal (Spring 2015)

00_29.3Cover_smallMore than fifteen months ago, my colleague at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Tom Mayes, embarked on a journey. For six months, he lived at the American Academy in Rome researching and thinking about one of the most central tenets of our profession: Why Do Old Places Matter? Read More

Hardball history: Choosing sides

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Banners telling the stories of particular El Paso buildings were the first iteration of the Museo Urbano project. Photo credit: Bruce Berman

Hardball history that places historians at the center of politics, advocacy, and activism can be a difficult journey, but it can also be inspiring. Read More