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Julia Brock

Embodying the archive (Part 1): Art practice, queer politics, public history

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“All we have to open the past are our five senses.  And memory.”

~ Louise Bourgeois

We public historians are increasing our fluency in languages.  We are conversing with colleagues across the globe and across disciplines, we are ever dexterous in our work with new media, and we are constantly strengthening the ways we reach out to audiences, drawing from a language of engagement that has emerged since our field’s early days and that has blossomed in the last ten years.  Read More