Monthly Archives: November 2014

Rethinking diversity: Introduction | Public History Commons

http://publichistorycommons.org/rethinking-diversity-introduction/

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To Celebrate Its Jewish History, Poland Presents ‘a Museum of Life’ – NYTimes.com

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/world/europe/warsaw-museum-of-the-history-of-polish-jews.html?referrer=

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Telling the back-story…

Tourists of History was a fascinating read.  It was intensely critical and political at times, but eye opening as well.  While initially I struggled to respond to the text as it applied to public history (I found myself caught up … Continue reading

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Too soon?

An interesting question was raised during tonight’s discussion – considering that 9/11 is relatively recent history, why was there such a rush to commemorate the tragedy with a memorial museum? Some could argue that by filling the physical void (footprints) left by … Continue reading

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Maya Lin and the Vietnam Memorial

This week’s reading reminded me of our discussions of who should authority within the public history spectrum. In particular, the texts who raised the question of should have control over memorialization. This question is very prominent in the controversy that centered … Continue reading

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Why repatriating museum artifacts is bad

This article from the Wall Street Journal got me thinking about jrenner ‘s post on the Civil War and Foucault. In that post Josh/Julie (?sorry) looked at the relationship of power to history and using Foucault asked who won the … Continue reading

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How House Museums Are Squaring Don’t Touch With Interactive Audiences | KUNC

How House Museums Are Squaring Don’t Touch With Interactive Audiences | KUNC.

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