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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 role of curatorial work in our two pandemics: part 1: A hospitable institutional context

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The United States is confronting two pandemics in tandem: COVID-19, which continues to kill roughly 800 people each day, and systemic, life-threatening anti-Black racism. This latter pandemic has grown up with the U.S. and is far older than it, having traveled to the Americas with Europeans at first contact. Read More

Navigating overlapping traumas as a new professional

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Editors’ Note: This is one in a series of posts about the intersection of archives and public history in the age of COVID-19 that will be published throughout October, Archives Month in the United States. This series is edited by National Council on Public History (NCPH) board member Krista McCracken, History@Work affiliate editor Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, and NCPH The Public Historian co-editor/Digital Media Editor Nicole Belolan. Read More

Recent trends in the field: Summarizing the findings of the Joint Task Force on Public History Education and Employment

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Editors’ Note: This is the first of five posts summarizing the findings of the Joint Task Force on Public History Education and Employment, an initiative launched in 2014 to study trends in public history education and employment.

How did the 2008 financial crisis affect public history employment? Read More

Feminism unfinished: Finding work-life balance as public history parents

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“Public History Parents: Leaning In, Opting Out, and Finding a Work-Life Balance” is a working group created in conjunction with the 2020 National Council on Public History (NCPH) annual meeting. It formed to address the unique needs of parents in the public history field. Read More