Category Archives: living history

Silencing the Past or Relegating Memory?

Last week, inasmuch as I was worried about the effects of Hurricane Irma on our neighbors South, and even myself in the North, I was thankful that I could focus on “the weather” and not the historic events of the … Continue reading

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A Visitor’s Experience at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

This week the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks passed, much overshadowed by the severe weather of the weekend.  I wanted to bring it up with you all because I recently read an essay authored by Steve Kandell, an … Continue reading

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On This Day, 16 Years Ago

Today marks 16 years since the attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. Being so close to the city during that time, there was a lot of loss, anger and uncertainty, not only about the future, but … Continue reading

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http://beltline.org/2017/09/03/abi-apology-to-the-community-on-westside-trail-art-exhibit The Atlanta Beltline organization has decide to pull a piece of art ( black men in prison apparel) from an exihibt that has showing on the Westside Trail in Atlanta. This piece of art has upset so many of … Continue reading

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N.E.W. (NorthEastern Wisconsin) Zoological Society, Inc., Green Bay, WI

This blog post is by way of reflecting/blogging pictorially upon the readings for this week and the connection it played to a visit to a “zoo” / “reforestration/preservation center that has been a staple in Green Bay for decades. (www.newzio.org) … Continue reading

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VR as Living History

I’m going to throw this wet noodle at the wall and see if it sticks. This week, we have used the essays in Enacting History as a springboard for discussion on living history. Among the many concepts and themes that … Continue reading

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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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