Exploring Public History in Prague
With the city of Prague as their classroom, a group of NC State students experienced the power of public history. During a two-week summer course in the Czech Republic, six students visited medieval monuments, a concentration camp and nearly a dozen other sites in and around the capital city.
Belize Study Offers Blueprint for Community-Based Public History Research
A new paper on fieldwork in rural Belize serves as a case study for both developing site-specific cultural and historical exhibits and training a new generation of public history scholars.
Class Trip Explores People’s History of Civil Rights
History comes alive for students in NC State’s popular History and Memory course. Professor Katherine Mellen Charron recounts lessons learned on a recent class trip to historic sites in the ongoing struggle for African-American civil rights in North Carolina.
Interactive Tool Offers Window Into History of Arab-Americans in NYC
Interactive, online tool allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States.
Mapping Early Syrian Immigrants in New York
Syrians have been immigrating to the United States since the 1880s. Using historical census data and open source mapping technology, NC State public history graduate students are researching the communities Syrians formed after landing in America.
Digital Exhibit Maps Life, Work of Charleston’s Septima P. Clark
A new digital history exhibit maps the life and work of Septima P. Clark, an American educator, civil rights activist and community organizer.
Muppets and Other Memorabilia: Public History Alum Curates NYC Museum’s Collections
As collections manager at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, public history alumna Jannette Reichel documents an eclectic assemblage of items — from plastic Happy Meal figurines to two complete sets from the popular TV series Mad Men.
NC State Research on the Holocaust
How did small-town papers in North Carolina report on the Holocaust? An NC State University history professor and nearly 100 of her students have uploaded articles from the North Carolina Newspapers Project, an excellent resource containing many small-town and city papers in the Tarheel state. Tammy Gordon, history, featured.
Alumna Joy Raintree Retains History at South Carolina’s Redcliffe Plantation
Alumna Joy Raintree (M.A. public history) is in her 12th year as park manager at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site in Beech Island, South Carolina. Overseeing the site’s 400 acres of grounds, Raintree leads preservation projects, manages retail merchandise and provides input for historical programs she and her staff put on each year.
Alum Heather Reed Brings West Texas History to Life
At the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in Texas, public history alum Heather Reed does just about everything — raising money, managing the small staff, overseeing exhibit design, cataloging artifacts, marketing, posting to social media, serving as the site’s spokesperson, writing and teaching school tours and more.