Category Archives: Discussion

Into the Blogosphere

I have thought about Monday night’s discussion about digital history this entire week.  Of particular thought is the blogosphere.  In reading Stephanie Ho’s Blogging as Popular History Making, Blogs as Public History: A SINGAPORE CASE STUDY, I found it very … Continue reading

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The Problem we all live with

This American Life did a really interesting podcast on a woman who went to schools that were mandated to desegregate back in the 70’s and 80’s with school busing. I was bused more than an hour from my house, but … Continue reading

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Shared Authority in the Curatorial Process

This week we read and discussed various aspects of public history, including what it means to be a part of the public, and how that impacts our interpretation of history. Of course ideals such as democracy, transparency, and fair and … Continue reading

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What is “public” about public history?

Merriam Webster’s defines “public” as : 1a : exposed to general view : open b : well-known, prominent c : perceptible, material 2a : of, relating to, or affecting all the people or the whole area of a nation or … 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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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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Everybody’s an Art Curator – WSJ

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