Category Archives: Reviews

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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The Haitian Revolution and the Silencing of the Past.

My thesis regarding the Haitian Revolution, stemming from my undergraduate work in history and geography more than 15 years ago at UNC Charlotte, was whether the revolution aided in ending slavery or the slave trade. As the author of the … Continue reading

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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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Shared Authority in the Curatorial Process

This week we read and discussed various aspects of public history, including what it means to be a part of the public, and how that impacts our interpretation of history. Of course ideals such as democracy, transparency, and fair and … Continue reading

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Time-Traveling to a Corner of Brooklyn’s Past – NYTimes.com

Art and history uncover black heritage in Brooklyn. How have/might art and public history collaborate in ATL?  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/arts/design/funk-god-jazz-medicine-black-heritage-in-brooklyn.html?referrer=

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“Haunting Photographs”

I saw this article on Slate and found it so intriguing. I always like to see how people from other areas of expertise see history. My first instinct when seeing an object is to start digging for the details perhaps … Continue reading

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Atalay, ask your questions

As I read Sonya Atalay’s “No Sense of the Struggle,” I cannot help thinking of all the exhibits, historic sites, and museums I’ve visited that address Native American themes, issues, and histories. One in particular, the Ziibiwing Culutural Center (http://www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing/) … Continue reading

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