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The Public Historian (2024) 46 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 February 2024
... meaning. Ultimately, however, the author finds her most authentic response to “being there” is one of commemoration, since she knows that what she is visiting in the present is not history itself, but merely a memory of it. Rowland Weston accounts for the compulsion to “tread [the] earth and breathe...
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The Public Historian (2023) 45 (4): 63–81.
Published: 01 November 2023
... professors of history at a regional university decided to participate in the renaming effort. This experience taught them the important role historians can and should play in debates over historical memory and commemoration, especially as allies to movements led by nonacademic community members. Moreover...
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The Public Historian (2023) 45 (2): 67–86.
Published: 01 May 2023
... estimate that eight million people were exposed to PBB. This report from the field explores the ways in which community members with public and academic partners documented and shared this history, finding new ways to commemorate environmental disasters. The evolving and collaborative nature of this work...
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The Public Historian (2023) 45 (1): 25–50.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan This article explores the interpretive and commemorative landscape of houselessness/homelessness and poverty in the United States and United Kingdom and how public historians approach the practical work of interpreting and commemorating these histories in partnership...
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The Public Historian (2022) 44 (3): 110–138.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and to expand our understandings of how slavery permeated all aspects of US society. Utilizing interviews, narrative mapping, and visitor surveys, this study seeks to show how two house museums in Kansas City, Missouri, are commemorating enslavement. This research is part of the larger initiative of Tourism...
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The Public Historian (2022) 44 (2): 56–81.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Lucy Noakes; James Wallis Between 2014 and 2019, Great Britain and Northern Ireland undertook the largest public history project ever seen there. To mark the centenary of the First World War (1914–18) thousands of public arts projects, community histories, and acts of commemoration and remembrance...
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The Public Historian (2020) 42 (2): 101–123.
Published: 07 May 2020
...Michael A. Capps Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is an example of one memorial site that has successfully managed to retain relevance for nearly one hundred years by adapting to changes in scholarship and the expectations of its visitors. Initially created as a purely commemorative site, it has...
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The Public Historian (2014) 36 (2): 51–74.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Julia C. Wells The year-long commemoration of the bicentennial of Grahamstown, South Africa, exposed the wide gap between heritage practitioners, broadly defined, and much of the general public in confronting a troubled past. Although experts and a few community members enthusiastically promoted...
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The Public Historian (2008) 30 (1): 81–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
... commemorating the same event yet telling the story in different—almost contradictory—ways. These monuments are anomalous in America's commemorated history, and reveal shifts in popular and scholarly memory over the last 140 years: a visible struggle to control the past. © 2008 by The Regents of the University...
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The Public Historian (2001) 23 (2): 124–132.
Published: 01 May 2001
... African American ethnic commemoration community history conservation cultural exhibits labor oppression museums race relations slavery south 124 n THE PUBLIC HISTORIAN Exhibit Reviews The American public increasingly receives its history from images. Thus it is incumbent upon...