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.
Author Archives: Sarah M.
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
I must admit that before I had even known that this class existed, I had no clue that public history even existed. I had supposed that to have a career in history there were only two options, academic historians or … Continue reading
The Digital Harlem site is an incredible resource for historians and other individuals interested in race and society concerning normal, ordinary citizens of Harlem between 1915-30 as opposed to the often talked about musicians, entertainers, and upper middle class black … Continue reading
For my interview, I want to speak with Gretchen Gueguen, the Digital Archivist at the Small Special Collections Library at UVA. I am fairly interested in a career in Digital Archiving since it’s primary function and purpose is to preserve culture for … Continue reading
For the project, Nick and I are very interested on doing an exhibit from the National Museum of American History. We haven’t discussed what exactly we would like the focus of our project to be, but the plan is to … Continue reading
Alissa Rubin’s article in the New York Times, “Russians Seek Fate of Missing in Afghan War,” details the Russian government’s desire to bring back Soviet Nationals missing in action in Afghanistan who had deserted their posts, converted to Islam, and settled in … Continue reading
I’m fairly open and undecided about what types of history projects to do a project on. I think the National Museum of Crime and Punishment or the National Museum of American Jewish Military History could be fairly interesting. However, what … Continue reading
For the interview assignment, I would like to look into careers which involve community education and outreach. I would really like to speak with someone who is involved in museum sponsored events such as someone with Smithsonians Jazz program since … Continue reading
Unsurprisingly, almost all of the career paths discussed in Public History: Essays from the Field were fascinating and something I could honestly see myself doing in the future. However, given my background, skills, and my experience interning at the George C. … Continue reading
If we are to believe – as David Blight states – that “[m]emory is often owned; and history is interpreted” then where do public historians fit into this system of thinking? For these individuals employed my museums, memorials, and monuments, I … Continue reading
Since I thought it could provide some insight to perspective, thought it would be fairly interesting to interview my identical twin sister, Michelle, who is a history major/art history minor at UVA. To give some background, Michelle and I have … Continue reading
To be honest, there wasn’t a single result that I found to be surprising; however, what was surprising to me was the level of intimacy and care most Americans have with history. Be it the woman from Texas who voraciously … Continue reading
The commemoration of imagined communities of political importance has existed since the cultivation of human civilization. From the Cyrus cylinders from Babylon which celebrates the repatriation of the Jewish people to the MLK memorial on the Mall, it has been … Continue reading
The most memorable place I experienced history was on a family trip to Italy when I was 18. Because we rented a car, we went to so many places during that 16 day trip – Venice, Florence, Rome, The Almafi Coast, … Continue reading