Since the spring of 2020, I have attended over a dozen virtual conferences, including two NCPH annual meetings. As a visually impaired person, I was worried about online conference accessibility, including eye fatigue and reading power points and posters. Some were fairly accessible and others were not. Read More
In March 2020, working from home, curators and archivists from the David J. Sencer CDC Museum began to plan for how best to collect the tsunami of pandemic content being generated amid the emerging COVID-19 public health crisis. A collection solely focused on CDC internal responses would be inadequate to show the breadth of the pandemic. Read More
Editors’ Note: This is the second of a pair of posts about lessons learned from virtual conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the attractions of attending professional conferences is the opportunity to network with colleagues, old and new. The past year has made me acutely aware of the sense of community built through these experiences, whether in-person or virtual. Read More
Editor’s note: This post begins our year-long series, Our Climate Emergency, co-edited with David Glassberg and Donna Graves. The goal of this series brings together a diverse cohort of public historians, all with different perspectives and backgrounds, to think about the role of public historians and the climate crisis.Read More
Editors’ Note: This is the first of a pair of posts about lessons learned from virtual conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I sat down for my first-ever virtual conference on March 19, 2020, uncertain of what this hastily rearranged version of the National Council on Public History’s (NCPH’s) annual meeting might look like. Read More
Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series of reflections from winners of NCPH awards in 2021. Sarah Marsom won honorable mention in Excellence in Consulting for her projects Crafting Herstory and #DismantlePreservation.
Editors’ Note: We publish the editor’s introduction to the May 2021 issue of The Public Historian here. The entire issue is available online to National Council on Public History members and to others with subscription access.
Several contributions to this issue in some way reflect the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on public history scholarship and labor. Read More
This is the second part of a two-part essay in which I propose five ideas for anti-racist museological work that carries a public health benefit. In Part 2 I looked at the context in which curatorial work takes place and how the institution can set the stage for effective curatorial work for social justice. Read More
For the last fifteen years I have worked as a public history digital content creator. Much of my work has been learned on the job as I engage with the tools and technologies of multi-disciplinary storytelling—and more recently, consider how technology facilitates community engagement with history in both public and intimate settings. Read More
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