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Last Class

For our last class on December 11: Public History as a Profession Readings: Katz, Phil, “Public History Employers-What Do They Want?” Perspectives on History, September 2003. http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2003/0309/0309aha6.cfm Look over the National Council on Public History websites: http://ncph.org and http://publichistorycommons.org/ Weekly … Continue reading

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Week 11

For class on Tuesday, November 6: *MAKE SURE YOU VOTE* Readings “Louisiana’s Old State Capitol Museum: Castle on the Mississippi” by J. Daniel D’Oney, from Amy Levin, ed. Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America’s Changing … Continue reading

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Week 10

For class on Thursday, November 1 [updated 10/30/12] * Note Office Hours will be held from 12-1pm instead of 9:30-10:30am* Readings Selections from Ivan Karp and Steven D. Lavine, eds. Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display (Washington, DC: Smithsonian … Continue reading

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Week 9

For class on Thursday, Oct. 25 Reading: Roundtable on Ken Burns’ “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” The Public Historian Vol. 33, No. 2 (Spring 2011): 9-29. Available through JSTOR: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/tph.2011.33.issue-2 (note you must be using GMU internet connection or have logged in to … Continue reading

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Week 8

For class on Tuesday, October 16 Reading Loewen, Lies Across America,  pp. 15-50; 443-452; 459 in PDF and hard cover book [pp. 1-36; 412-423; 428 if you have a paperback] Lies Across America is on reserve at Johnson Center library, or available … Continue reading

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Week 7

*No Class Tuesday, October 9* For class on Thursday, October 11 Reading Gardner, & LaPaglia, Public History: Essays from the Field: chapters 1-2, plus skim 2 additional chapters about career paths that interest you Note that this reading is available only … Continue reading

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Week 6

For class on Thursday, October 4 Reading Horton & Horton, Chapter 6 Look around the Public History Commons website, organized by the National Council on Public History http://publichistorycommons.org/ Bring to class Two (2) hard copies of your Peer Review Letter A … Continue reading

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Week 5

For class on Thursday, September 27 Reading Handler and Gable, New History in an Old Museum, Chapters 1 and 4 (PDF in Dropbox or on reserve in the Johnson Center library) *note this file was updated at 3pm on 9/25 – previously the … Continue reading

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