Category Archives: Public history profession

Interpretive Planning

After visiting Avondale Estates, I’ve been mulling over potential planning objectives for the current semester and thinking about how they fit into an overall interpretive plan.  One aspect of “Interpretive Planning: The 5-M Model for Successful Planning Projects” by Lisa … Continue reading

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Shared Authority Fail: Art and Interpretation on the Atlanta BeltLine

  Art on the Atlanta BeltLine: Context is Key Now in its eighth year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine (the “largest free, temporary outdoor art exhibition in the South”) recently opened its annual fall show featuring a piece along its Westside … Continue reading

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Representing the Past in the Present: Can’t We Make Everybody Happy?

I wanted some time to marinate over our first class discussion concerning shared authority and its implications for confederate monuments.  Like many of us expressed in class last Tuesday, it is hard to separate my own personal feelings concerning confederate … Continue reading

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Shared Inquiry and Authority

This is my first time blogging.  I wrote this Monday night before class, but just now being able to post (correctly).  I definitely enjoyed our class discussion last night.  Hopefully I’m doing this right. First of all let me say … Continue reading

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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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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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What is it?

I apologize in advance for the length of this and its sort of rambling nature. “What’s this?” I opened up the heavy iron device so my audience could peak inside. “Oh! A waffle iron!” the guests gleefully cried, young and … Continue reading

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