History Practicum: Books for Spring 2019 (updated)

History Practicum is a graduate seminar in historic interpretation, with a focus this semester on interpreting the built environment. The following books have been ordered through the University District Bookstore except for Stillgoe’s Common Landscape of America. That book is out of print, so please seek used copies (which are plentiful). Most other books on … Continue reading History Practicum: Books for Spring 2019 (updated)

Material Culture in America: Books for Spring 2018

This seminar examines material forms and their uses in American history, encompassing artifacts, the built environment, and domestic and public spaces, with emphasis on both scholarship and the field of public history. Using readings covering a wide range of time periods and topics in United States history, we will discuss the development of material culture … Continue reading Material Culture in America: Books for Spring 2018

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.  … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Courses for Fall 2017 (New Options for Public History)