Category Archives: Case Study

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

Source: City about to turn over the President’s House – philly-archives

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Hollywood and the Production of History

One aspect of Silencing the Past that stuck out most to me were the mentions of Hollywood’s role in the (re)production of history.

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Sharing Community History through StoryCorps

After our discussion regarding the shared authority and the role of public historians within discourse on ownership, I wanted to note one of the more successful ventures into community storytelling and meaning making of the “past”. 

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