Books for Fall 2017 (Issues/Intro Public History)

The following books have been ordered through the University District Book Store for the combined course Issues in Public History (graduate students) and Intro to Public History (undergraduates). Please read the first book on the list before the first class on September 11, with special attention to the introduction and Chapters 11, 12, and 13.  … Read more Books for Fall 2017 (Issues/Intro Public History)

What is “Public History Practice”? (New Course)

New on the fall schedule is “Public History Practice” (50:509:300), which is an experiential learning opportunity offered by arrangement, by permission. This course is a way to gain knowledge about local and regional history while contributing to a public history project based at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden. The options … Read more What is “Public History Practice”? (New Course)

Courses for Fall 2017 (New Options for Public History)

UNDERGRADUATE Introduction to Public History (50:512:382) This seminar-style course provides an opportunity explore the ways that history is studied and communicated in settings such as museums, historic sites, and archives, and in the digital realm. Readings and discussion will include controversies such as the display of the Enola Gay at the National Air and Space … Read more Courses for Fall 2017 (New Options for Public History)

Spring 2017: Cities and Suburbs (with book list)

This course focuses attention on the evolution of urban and suburban communities beginning with seaports of the eighteenth century and continuing to the security-conscious cities of today. Why do we live where we do? How do people interact in urban and suburban communities? What opportunities and challenges do residents and leaders of cities and suburbs … Read more Spring 2017: Cities and Suburbs (with book list)

Fall 2016: Issues in Public History (updated book list and assignment for first class)

This seminar will go behind the scenes of the production and communication of history in settings such as museums, historic sites, and archives, and in the digital realm. We will learn from controversies such as the display of the Enola Gay at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and the creation of … Read more Fall 2016: Issues in Public History (updated book list and assignment for first class)

NEH Teacher Institute: Cultures of Independence

Applications are now being accepted for this new teacher workshop funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Cultures of Independence: Perspectives on Independence Hall and the Meaning of Freedom will raise awareness of how Independence Hall has been involved in the ongoing process of creating a nation and civic life, not just in the … Read more NEH Teacher Institute: Cultures of Independence