Reinterpreting Freeman Tilden’s Interpreting Our Heritage

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For the 2019 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut, I had the pleasure of coordinating the Interpreting Our Heritage in the 21st Century working group with public historian Nick Sacco. Our goal was to take a fresh look at Freeman Tilden’s foundational text, Interpreting Our Heritage (1957), and to consider whether it required “repair work,” which was the annual meeting’s theme. Read More

Seeking a Narrative: Reflections on the National Council on Public History’s Past, Present, and Future

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These past few months, I have had the pleasure of interning at the National Council on Public History (NCPH), largely working on research for the organization’s upcoming 40th  anniversary in 2020. I’ve been helping to think through NCPH’s strategy for commemorating the anniversary, and also digging into the organization’s history. Read More

Science and disability Q&A: Part 2

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Editor’s note: this is the second in a two-part series based on a conversation between our Digital Media Editor, Nicole Belolan, and Jessica Martucci, a researcher at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

NB: How do you think this project defines or redefines disability, and who does the defining? Read More

Science and disability Q&A: Part 1

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Editor’s note: this is the first in a two-part series based on a conversation between our Digital Media Editor, Nicole Belolan, and Jessica Martucci, a researcher at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Nicole Belolan: Before we delve into the Science and Disability project, tell us about the Science History Institute (including its recent name change) and your position. Read More

Around the Field September 4, 2019

From around the field this week: AASLH and NCPH launch The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook; International Federation for Public History accepting proposals for 2020 conference; National History Day to host live webinar; The National Humanities Alliance launches Publishing and Publicly Engaged Scholarship. Read More

Around the Field August 21, 2019

From around the field this week: NCPH and SHFG to host a joint networking event; applications for 2020 Fitch Fellowship for historic preservation open; Canadian Historical Association accepting proposals for 2020 conference; AASLH releases schedule of Fall education events; The New Press to release new edition of Lies Across America. Read More