“Meeting in the Middle”: A Report on the 2017 Meeting of the National Council on Public History

From the way of improvement leads home: NCPH 2017‘s theme “Meeting in the Middle” had both physical and thematic resonance to this year’s conference. Meeting in Indianapolis at the “crossroads of America,” NCPH pitched this year’s theme in terms of self-reflection. Where is public history going? Finally attending NCPH in person was like a hug. During … Continue reading “Meeting in the Middle”: A Report on the 2017 Meeting of the National Council on Public History

HASTAC: Talking through NCPH 2017

From HASTAC: As a participant in the NCPH 2017 Working Group “Meeting in the Middle: Community Engagement in a Digital World,” ten public history practitioners and I are talking through the successes and struggles of web 2.0 projects. Seeing digital projects as places of shared authority, silence and exclusion, as well as part of the broader … Continue reading HASTAC: Talking through NCPH 2017

Notes on #ITMUMA

Mark Schlemmer came to UMass last night for a public lecture on the #ITweetMuseums initiative. Schlemmer was great and the entire audience was excited and receptive to hear more about his projects. I tweeted a little and I took a lot of notes (this one is my favorite): Here are some other thoughts: Twitter as … Continue reading Notes on #ITMUMA