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
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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
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
If memory is owned and history is interpreted, it is the job of the public historian to interpret and attempt to change memory. A historian takes the vents form the past and tries to spin a narrative from numerous facts. … Continue reading
The site that I looked at was The Object of History site by the National Museum of American History. What I found most intriguing about this site is that it focuses solely on the individual. They know the challenge in engaging someone is that … Continue reading
Originally I saw public history as a concrete thing that was simply created and then left behind. There was a whole interactive side to it that I had left completely unaccounted for. For example, when I often attributed monuments most … Continue reading
I think an open discussion would be fun, that remains prevalent to Public History and pursuing it further. It would be cool to see what everyone got most out of the class, or what they enjoyed most. Because, like the … Continue reading
This informational interview was a great way to discover a profession I didn’t give much of a chance, and making the connections that would greatly benefit me in the near future. For my information interview, I contacted several people and decided to … Continue reading
I decided to look at Mount Vernon for my public history project for a multitude of reasons, the first being that I did not have a tremendous amount of prior knowledge on the subject. It has also been a really … Continue reading