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TPH teaching series

Engaging contested memory in the classroom

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Editor’s note: In this latest post in our series on teaching with articles from The Public Historian, Professor Lara Kelland and MA student Sarah McCoy discuss their respective experiences using Christine Rieser Robbins and Mark W. Robbins’s essay, “Engaging the Contested Memory of the Public Square: Community Collaboration, Archaeology, and Oral History at Corpus Christi’s Artesian Park” (The Public Historian 36, no. Read More

Over-the-hill canes and ideal bodies: teaching disability history as public history

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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

“A Shared Inquiry into Shared Inquiry” in the public history classroom

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Display from St. Louis in the Gilded Age Exhibit, Missouri History Museum, curated by Katherine T. Corbett, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994. Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis.

Display from “St. Louis in the Gilded Age” exhibit, Missouri History Museum, curated by Katherine T. Corbett, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994. Photo credit: Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis.

When Tammy Gaskell posted to the [email protected] blog asking public history educators to recommend articles from The Public Historian that work well in the classroom, I immediately replied with several options. Read More

Paneriai, Poland, and “Public History and the Study of Memory”

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Exploring the historic and current landscape at Paneriai, outside Vilnius. (Photo courtesy of the author)

Exploring the historic and current landscape at Paneriai, outside Vilnius. Image credit: Aaron Shapiro

I find The Public Historian indispensable not only for keeping up with the field but also for introducing students to public history scholarship. And while I regularly assign more recent articles, I often return to David Glassberg’s “Public History and the Study of Memory” (vol. Read More