Category Archives: Gender

History of the South with a capital S

Inspired by William Fitzhugh Brundage’s examination of public memory and identity construction within the South (with a capital S!) in The Southern Past: Power and the Production of History, I conducted my site visit analysis at the Margaret Mitchell House … Continue reading

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Women Emerging

In my mention of the silences (exclusion) of local historical sites including women’s contributions to communities I offer you this great article on oral history. https://pilotonline.com/news/nation-world/virginia/woman-who-safehoused-jews-during-wwii-laid-to-rest/article_ddd8c6e5-c9ea-5edf-9fc2-91f049cdf200.html

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“Rare” Photos depicting Women in History 

I can only say AMEN! —oh and I loceNee Orleans… Early photos and artifacts offer a rare glimpse of women in New Orleans music history https://t.co/zpky6TW0Ph pic.twitter.com/5tCG6ssqC0 — WWOZ 90.7 FM (@wwoz_neworleans) October 10, 2017

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Pick your silences carefully

Over the past few weeks we read Trouillot’s Silencing the Past, a book dealing with historical narrative and the absences that can manifest through intentional manipulation of that story through historical actors, archivists and historians with different racial, political and … Continue reading

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Dress for Success

The topic of clothing in interpretation and reenactment fascinates me. There are a lot of layers to the decisions individuals make when selecting clothing. Some folks do a lot of handmade and personal alterations, some purchase pieces from people who … Continue reading

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Harvard Business School Case Study – Gender Equity – NYTimes.com

Here’s the study I mentioned in class last night. It’s food for thought given the issues we identified around the public sphere. How can we, as public historians, intervene in our own history and institutional cultures to create greater equity … Continue reading

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Ask A Slave: A Comedy Web Series – Home

Here’s an interesting public history take. Actress and comedian Azie Mira Dungey used to work as a historical reenactor at Mount Vernon. This new comedy series is based on the questions her character fielded from tourists to the site. Check … Continue reading

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