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
Editor’s Note: How can students get valuable study abroad experience at home? John R. Legg, an Affiliate Editor with History@Work and PhD student at George Mason University, interviews Dr. Niels Eichhorn about a public history-oriented domestic study trip that introduced students to American Revolution, Civil War, and Civil Rights-era historical sites around the Southeast.Read More
Historians for Hire is a civic engagement course at Carleton College that partners students with local public history projects. It seeks to illuminate the value of community involvement in the history curriculum and elicit student reflection on the significance of their work as aspiring historians. Read More
As the days grow darker and the leaves start to turn, the atmosphere lends itself to spooky stories. Like other colleges, Gallaudet University, the world’s only university designed to be barrier-free for deaf and hard of hearing students, has its share of ghost stories. Read More
Editors’ Note: This is the first in a series of posts about the intersection of archives and public history that will be published throughout October, or 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
Every week throughout the summer, small groups of residents of Missoula, Montana, meet at Caras Park near downtown for history tours called “Unseen Missoula.” One important contributor to the development of the tour program has been the public history students of the University of Montana. Read More
We all know that people are curious about the stories behind objects and the events and people those objects represent. And as public historians, we are in the business of bringing those stories to light. Yet, after doing collections management for over twenty-five years, I have learned that people are equally curious about the creative process behind our educational programs including how we document and care for the objects that serve as the foundation for that programming. Read More
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