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
Since we launched [email protected]in 2012, we have been thinking seriously about the role of tags in navigating the site and improving our readers’ experiences. Tags are terms related to a post’s content that can be used to link that post in the blog’s back-end database to other posts about similar themes.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
For the past three years, a group of dedicated authors, editors, and advisory committee members have been working to create The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook, a new digital resource co-sponsored by NCPH and the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Read More
Where I am at home, only the sparsest stars
Arrive at twilight, and then after some effort.
And they are wan, dulled by much travelling.
The smaller and more timid never arrive at all
But stay, sitting far out, in their own dust.Read More
In January, [email protected] 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
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
Editor’s Note: Want to know more about what it takes to develop an award-winning exhibition about the lives of enslaved people at a founding father’s historic site? We did, too! In this series, we will learn more about what went into the new permanent exhibition The Mere Distinction of Colour (MDOC) at James Madison’s Montpelier (JMM) in Virginia.Read More
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