I have chosen to explore the career of Processing Archivist Jordan Patty. It’s a career option that is not discussed very often so it would be nice to learn something about it. Archivists seem like they have an interesting career and it … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2012
American Memory is a website run by the Library of Congress. Working as a digital Archival Website it seeks to preserve all manners of the past in an easily accessible and searchable format. Digitizing older media as well as providing … Continue reading
For the reading from Public History: Essays from the Field, I chose to read the essay titled “Interpreters and Museum Educators: Beyond the Blue Hairs” by Mark Howell. Reading through the essay it caught my interest that many Museum Educators … Continue reading
1. The Career Exploration Essay is now due Friday, December 14 by 5pm in Dropbox. Please make sure you review the rubric to understand the expectations for this assignment. 2. You must attach a copy or transcription of your thank … Continue reading
When I was looking through Public History: Essays In the Field by Gardner and Paglia I looked at the chapter, or essay, entitled “At Historic Sites and Outdoor Museums: A High Performance Act” by William S. Pretzer. I thought this was … Continue reading
Public History: Essays from the Field. After reading through this book, it is really hard for me to narrow down what it is I would like to do because there are so many options. The chapter that stood out most … Continue reading
The career which I learned about was being a public historian for a historical site /outdoor museum. I particularly learned about the managerial side of this type of career and how being the manager or overseer of a large project … Continue reading
In class today I don’t actually mind what we do. All of the suggestions my other classmates have made are great ones and I, personally, don’t have any more ideas to add.
For my interview, I interviewed a monographic specialist at UVA’s Alderman Library, Deborah Bruce. Prior to doing the interview, I had little to know idea of what a monograph was, let alone that you could specialize in it. A monograph … Continue reading
For our last class I think it would nice to talk about which history projects of all the ones we have studied or read about in class this semester were are favorites and why. Also discussing what job interviews in … Continue reading
I believe that it is hard to give a definition of public history because each person can view it in a different manner. Public History to one scholar may be different from another scholar and then the definition of public … Continue reading
The career that I focused on in my in informational interview was the field of museum curating. I interviewed my professor Spencer Crew who has an impressive background on curating museums. He has worked in one of the most popular … Continue reading
It would be nice to discuss the interviews that we conducted for the last paper. It would shed some personal light on people who work in the fields that we have been learning about all semester. It would provide a … Continue reading
For our last class I would like to just go over the main things that we should carry away from this class. It would be nice to go over the main themes of the class as well.
The career that I explored was the career of an archivist here at George Mason. Archivists are people who work to keep and build up archives with important information that can be used later. They help preserve special documents so … Continue reading