Monthly Archives: September 2016

A (Sort Of) Response to Race and Memory

Reading Brundage’s book, I am reminded of a point that is important to note with regard to Southern and national historical memory. With Confederate flags and monuments, as well as other cases of historical tributes to slaveholders and segregationists, facing … Continue reading

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Interacting with Historical Photos Using the Newly Launched OldNYC App

Sharing this review I wrote for ARLIS’s Multimedia & Technology Reviews of a new app that allows users to discover historical photos of New York City in their travels around the city. The developers hope to add a feature where users can take … Continue reading

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Anticipated NMAAHC Opening Sparks Media Reviews

On September 24, 2016, the Smithsonian’s long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture opens thanks to a 2003 Act of Congress. The dedication of the 400,000 square-foot museum features a series of events, including the Freedom Sounds Festival, and … Continue reading

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The Tourist Gaze

The evolution of exhibitions is an interesting topic that toes the line between great success and exploitative actions within “old school” anthropology. Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimblett’s, “Destination Museum,” in my opinion, introduces the idea of the tourist gaze. The tourist gaze is … Continue reading

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Historians Engaging the Public

What is public history? Is it a museum exhibition? Is it National Park Sites, such as the one in Atlanta which gives guided tours of Martin Luther King, jr.’s birth home? What about less institutional forms? Is public history found … Continue reading

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