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The Public Historian (2021) 43 (4): 28–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Margaret M. Bruchac; Diana E. Marsh In this “report from the field,” we write from two perspectives, as a curator and as an advisor, on the process of interpreting Native American documents in the 2016 American Philosophical Society Museum exhibition, “Gathering Voices: Thomas Jefferson and Native...
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The Public Historian (2020) 42 (3): 33–60.
Published: 05 August 2020
...Sergey Salushchev; Kalina Yamboliev This paper explores competing narratives of the Stalinist and Soviet past in the Republic of Georgia through examination of two public history sites: the Stalin Museum in Gori and the exhibit of the Soviet Occupation at the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi...
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The Public Historian (2020) 42 (1): 98–125.
Published: 01 February 2020
... locations. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History 2020 immigration xenophobia museums World War I bilingualism German Iowa and the Global Midwest Discussing Immigration and Xenophobia in the Trump Era Laurel Sanders and Elizabeth...
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The Public Historian (2019) 41 (2): 94–115.
Published: 01 May 2019
... with their hometown, the Columbus Museum is utilizing new ways to examine their sexuality in the context of their cultural contributions. Nuanced interpretation of Rainey’s and McCullers’s bisexuality offers opportunities to discuss connections between sexuality, gender, race, and economic realities. In presenting...
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The Public Historian (2019) 41 (1): 90–110.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Chip Colwell In 1990, the US Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), which in part established a legal procedure for Native Americans to reclaim cultural items and ancestral remains from museums and federal agencies. Many advocates have framed NAGPRA...
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The Public Historian (2018) 40 (3): 211–231.
Published: 01 August 2018
... National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service established in 2017. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History 2018 civil rights local politics museums Birmingham community engagement A City Embraces Its Past, Looks to the Future...
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The Public Historian (2018) 40 (3): 278–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Ariana A. Curtis The nearly fifty-year gap between the establishment of Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) and the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) created a difference in the museums’ central narratives about Blackness and the inclusion of Afro-Latinidad...
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The Public Historian (2018) 40 (3): 74–89.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Juanita Moore Leadership, succession, and governance in African American museums have often been affected by the deep relationship between these museums and their communities, their relative lack of financial resources, and relationships between the founder, CEOs/directors, and their boards. Unlike...
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The Public Historian (2018) 40 (2): 23–42.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Rebecca Mancuso The Wood County (Ohio) Historical Center and Museum has struggled with how to treat a controversial artifact a long time in its possession: a set of severed human fingers in a jar. Collected from a murder scene in 1881, “The Fingers in the Jar” have become a popular piece...
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The Public Historian (2018) 40 (2): 96–103.
Published: 01 May 2018
... based on the author’s expertise gained through years of working within NARA at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and writing about the early history of NARA and the presidential library system. The essay explores the many ways in which the failure to build an Obama Library...
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The Public Historian (2017) 39 (3): 10–39.
Published: 01 August 2017
... settlements, but also as living history museums established in the twentieth century to memorialize and celebrate seventeenth-century Jesuit missions. Revisiting them today reveals their transformation into two very different museum models, incorporating very different methods of presenting indigenous...
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The Public Historian (2017) 39 (2): 10–30.
Published: 01 May 2017
... women’s history museums Rosie Hackett Bridge Public History, Invisibility, and Women in the Republic of Ireland Maeve Casserly and Ciaran O Neill ABSTRACT: It seems that Ireland is lagging behind other nations in gender balance in promoting and exhibiting its history. This article seeks...
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The Public Historian (2015) 37 (4): 47–72.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Carolyn Birdsall; Manon Parry; Viktoria Tkaczyk With increasing interest in the representation of histories of mental health in museums, sound has played a key role as a tool to access a range of voices. This essay discusses how sound can be used to give voice to those previously silenced...
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The Public Historian (2013) 35 (3): 46–71.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Bain Attwood In recent decades many democracies around the world have tried to meet growing political demands to make amends for past wrongs by showing their troubling pasts. Museums, especially new national museums, have performed a crucial role in this historical work. In this article I examine...
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The Public Historian (2011) 33 (1): 33–43.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Jon Hunner Historic Environment Education (HEE) utilizes local resources to teach and do history. By focusing on the local pasts and peoples and on the nearby environment, HEE brings history to life in classrooms and museums for the general public. The strategy is essentially a public history...
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The Public Historian (2009) 31 (1): 35–45.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Andrée Gendreau The rapid transformation of museums over the last twenty years, both in Canada and around the world, has provoked numerous commentaries and interpretations. It has also fanned the flames of an argument that began three hundred years ago. The quarrel of the ancients and the moderns...
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The Public Historian (2008) 30 (1): 9–15.
Published: 01 February 2008
...LIZ ŠEVČENKO; MAGGIE RUSSELL-CIARDI Sites of Conscience are historic places that foster public dialogue on pressing contemporary issues in historical perspective. This foreword to a collection of essays from members of the International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience highlights...
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The Public Historian (2006) 28 (3): 13–36.
Published: 01 January 2006
... Archives and Records Administration (NARA) museums Presidential Libraries Act Office of Presidential Libraries Presidential Libraries: A View from the Center Sharon K. Fawcett Abstract: This article is the author s reflection on the long-term viability of the presiden- tial library system and how...
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The Public Historian (2006) 28 (3): 117–132.
Published: 01 January 2006
...BENJAMIN HUFBAUER : This article focuses on the museums in presidential libraries. Since 1940 the rise of the federal presidential library has transformed presidential memorialization by largely allowing presidents—initially, at least—to commemorate themselves. This has populated the landscape...
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The Public Historian (2001) 23 (2): 124–132.
Published: 01 May 2001
... © National Council for Public History 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...