Category Archives: Public history profession

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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Opportunities and Pitfalls of the Digital Platform

One particularly interesting aspect of Writing History in the Digital Age was the fact that different contributors all provide different understandings about how writing history in the technology age is engaged with by diverse people of differing disciplines and the variety … Continue reading

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Museum Programming & Identity

Institutional collections are a huge draw for museum enthusiasts. Seeing something that cannot be seen somewhere else is certainly a thrill that, as public historians, I’m sure we can all appreciate. When I interned at a museum that did not have … Continue reading

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Community Advocacy and the National Public Housing Museum

The idea of sustainability of relationships and constant community and institutional advocacy for programming beyond the tenure of an exhibition or event were the most interesting aspects of both tonight’s reading and class discussion.

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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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