Editors’ Note: This is the third of four essays in a series on labor history, digital humanities, and public history. Authors who wrote essays for this series developed their work as part of a fall 2021 graduate labor history colloquium taught by Dr. Read More
Editors’ note: This is the second part of a two-part series. Part I was published on October 14, 2021.
Integration of new professional development coursework into the curriculum has addressed the challenges outlined in the prior post that IUPUI has faced with teaching professional development. Read More
Editors’ note: This is the first part of a two-part series.
In ensuring IUPUI’s Public History MA program remains an ethical leader in the field, program faculty are taking a new approach to professional development for students. Professional development focuses on assisting students in gaining proficiency in preparing for the job market, developing career pathways, addressing workplace issues, developing professional networks and relationships, furthering their professional goals, and facilitating their personal and professional identities. Read More
Authors’ Note: As you may be aware, the status of the NCPH annual meeting has changed. The sessions will not take place as described below, but the activities of the committee continue.
As we look forward to our annual meeting in Atlanta, members of the National Council on Public History (NCPH) board-led Subcommittee on Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment wanted to share an update on our recent activities. Read More
24 February 2020 – John R. Legg 1
It was a hot, scalding day in Georgia, and I was traveling to a large plantation southwest of town to photograph a wedding. When I arrived at the former plantation, there was a long driveway which led to the Big House—a prominent white structure at the center of the property. Read More
The NCPH Governance Committee is seeking your help as we work to update an important document in the life of our organization. As our organization has grown and changed, so must our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. As NCPH celebrates its 40th anniversary year, we are reminded of the dynamic growth of the field of public history and of this organization. Read More
08 November 2019 – Chel Rose Miller 1
The #MeToo movement has shed light on the widespread prevalence of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse, including in scholarly and professional communities. The last two years have shown us that the public history community is no exception. Read More
13 March 2019 – David Rotenstein 1
In January, History@Work published Heather Carpini’s important essay on competing histories. Carpini’s appeal for historians to dig “deeper, past the obvious sources, into the lives of the people who shaped, and were shaped by, a certain place” is an essential call to action. Read More
The conundrum of capitalism and public history: a view from the NCPH Working Group on Economic Justice and the Ethics of Public History (2018)
24 July 2018 – Dan Ott, Rachel Boyle and Stella Ress
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“So, how do we solve the problems of capitalism?” Read More
Statues, national monuments, and settler-colonialism: Connections between public history and policy in the wake of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante
18 December 2017 – Rose Miron
In the past three months, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has made statements about both statues to settler-colonialism and national monuments that protect important indigenous sites. First, in October, he was asked about the possibility of taking down Confederate monuments on federal land. Read More