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covid-19

Archiving the Pandemic @ the CDC Museum

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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

Join Meeting? Conferencing During COVID-19-Part 2

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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

Public historians in our climate emergency: an introduction

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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

Digital community engagement in a pandemic

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Editor’s Note: Digital Community Engagement: Partnering Communities with the Academy won the 2021 NCPH award for best new book about or growing out of public history theory, study, or practice, for either 2020 or 2021.

When we submitted final page proofs for Digital Community Engagement: Partnering Communities with the Academy in March 2020, we had no idea what was in store for the country. Read More

Crafting Herstory

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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.

How women have utilized textiles as a form of activism and therefore, a radical act of self-care, has recently garnered attention through publications such as Crafting Dissent: Handicraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats. Read More

Editor’s Corner: the shadow of a pandemic

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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

The role of curatorial work in our two pandemics part 2: Inside the gallery

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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

The Art of (virtual) gathering: Considering audiences with purpose and intention

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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