There’s a saying I’m fond of for its nudge to face life with boldness: “Leap, and the net will appear.” It’s an especially relevant credo for those thinking about graduate school and a second career at an older age.
Second-career concerns were not top of mind for me until recently.Read More
After moving to a new state and leaving a position as Executive Director of Blount Mansion, a historic house museum, I joined the academic world as an adjunct teaching associate in the history department at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. Read More
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. The piece, written by educators at Atlanta’s APEX Museum: African American Panoramic Experience and Historic Oakland Cemetery, considers the collaboration between these two institutions around the interpretation of African American history within the context of the emergence of the field of Black Museums described in Jeff Hayward and Christine Larouche’s article “The Emergence of the Field of African American Museums” and African American history more generally.Read More
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of reflective posts written by winners of awards given out at the NCPH 2019 annual meeting in Hartford, Connecticut. Sonya Laney received the New Professional award.
In 1902, Charlotte Hawkins Brown took the train from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the rural town of Sedalia, North Carolina. Read More
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of reflective posts written by winners of awards given out at the NCPH 2019 annual meeting in Hartford, Connecticut. Josh Howard of Passel Historical Consulting received the individual “Excellence in Consulting” award.Read More
Army nurse Norma J. Griffiths-Boris returned from Vietnam not just with haunting memories of unpreventable death—smells of burned flesh, sights of traumatic head wounds—but also with a powerful impression of her non-traditional work environment. At war, she and fellow nurses held positions of authority. Read More
Most days, my Introduction to Public History classes go well, but this one was a complete bust. I wanted to introduce my class of 30 undergraduate students to the world of American Civil War reenactment and to discuss its implications for public history. Read More
“Don’t include images because they slow everything down too much.” “Use tables and frames to organize your website.” “Visual interface is more important than content.” “Flash will save the internet.” “No one wants to read or watch videos on their tiny little phone.” “Use the brightest colors possible.” All of these statements had their axiomatic moment, but with the advantage of technological hindsight, these ideas seem archaic, though they are thirty years old at most.Read More
Editors’ Note: We are excited to introduce Nicole Belolan, the newest member of the NCPH, TPH, [email protected], and MARCH team to our readers. Please enjoy the opportunity to learn more about her through this interview conducted by the NCPH staff. Read More
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