“The Pride Guide”: Where the personal meets the professional in public history practice

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Editors’ Note: This post is the second of two [email protected] pieces inspired by the current special issue of The Public Historian: “Queering Public History,” Vol. 41, No. 2.

When the National Park Service (NPS) released a groundbreaking theme study on LGBTQ America in October 2016, I read (and re-read) each chapter, fascinated by what the authors revealed about the influence of queer culture in American history. Read More

Around the Field July 10, 2019

From around the field this week: History Relevance Initiative seeks feedback on new guiding framework; submissions are due for two prizes from MARAC and the Western History Association; proposals for NCPH 2020 are due next Monday, July 15; applications are now open for the second cohort of DC Public Library’s Memory Lab Network. Read More

Mapping Dissent: Queer and Trans resistance at UCSB

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Editors’ Note: This post is one of two [email protected] pieces inspired by the current special issue of The Public Historian: “Queering Public History,” Vol. 41, No. 2

For many of us in the queer and trans communities, the election of Donald J. Read More

Community-driven mitigation: Murals, canal stones, and a walking tour

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Jack Schmitt has mixed feelings about the way that the Pennsylvania Route 28 project turned out. On one hand, the longtime Pittsburgh historic preservation advocate beams when he talks about how he successfully convinced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to replicate historic Pennsylvania Canal lock stones in a retaining wall in the urban highway corridor. Read More

Preserving Asbury Park’s African American Music Heritage

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Editors’ Note: This post is part of a [email protected] series that complements “The Public Historian,” volume 40, number 3, which is about the history of the field of Black Museums.

Entertainment and music are a big piece of Asbury Park’s history. Read More

Around the Field June 26, 2019

From around the field this week: NCPH joins AASLH, OAH, and Frameworks Institute on Mellon Foundation grant; the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Public Humanities Projects Funding applications are due August 14; the Indiana Historical Society has some upcoming free webinars to put on your calendar.  Read More

Follow the tags

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Since we launched [email protected] in 2012, we have been thinking seriously about the role of tags in navigating the site and improving our readers’ experiences. Tags are terms related to a post’s content that can be used to link that post in the blog’s back-end database to other posts about similar themes. Read More