Category Archives: heritage

Leo Frank commemoration: Museum partnerships and controversial topics | Public History Commons

Source: Leo Frank commemoration: Museum partnerships and controversial topics | Public History Commons

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The Persistent Liminality of Performative Representations of the Past

In his essay “Tourist Performance in the Twenty-first Century,” Scott Magelssen describes his experience of participating in a simulated illegal crossing of the U.S.-Mexico border within the broader context of the recent “boom” in performative/participatory events within the tourism industry. … Continue reading

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Illinois Closes Down State Museum System

I received notice yesterday from the Society of Georgia Archivists that Illinois has now closed the doors to the Springfield museum and the other four satellite museums that make up the museum system of the state. The closure results from … Continue reading

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The Creation of Myths Through the Cultural Appropriation of Identity

While not strictly related to public history, this fascinating article relates to our reading from this past Monday (Trouillot).  It is interesting to consider the variety of ways in which power structures and the “enduring legacy of . . . … Continue reading

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an update on the President’s house in Philadelphia: City about to turn over the President’s House – philly-archives

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A More Friendly Viking?

I came across this article, which discusses the attempt of a Norway school to either reform common perceptions of its iconic viking heritage or change perceptions completely. While author Andrew Higgins centers the article on the course curriculum of one … Continue reading

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Amtrak and Heritage Tourism

This was a fascinating article I heard the other day on NPR and I wanted to share it because I feel like it not only relates to this week’s reading, but also to some of the historical aspects we’ve been … Continue reading

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