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
Okay, I lied. I haven’t listened to Hamilton 20 times. It’s probably much higher than that, considering for the first three weeks I was listening to it 2-3 times a day. And, for the first week, I listened to it for free on NPR, so let’s just go with at least 100 plays through the … Continue reading On My 20th Listen to Hamilton: Broadway & Early American Republic
Seeing as 2014 was a big plot-development year in my life (and this blog’s first full year of activity,) I wanted to spend this last Sunday summarizing exactly what I did this year. My sister and I obsessed over John Adams for basically a whole year. We watched the HBO miniseries last Christmas break, and … Continue reading 2014: A Year in Review
(I love when I have pictures to include!) This past Friday, I spent my morning at Historic Deerfield! I’ve been told that this was a must-see for over a year now. After given the chance to use my visit as extra credit for HIST 397Z, I made sure to put aside some time to visit. … Continue reading
So in my public history a few weeks back, we were discussing how we as students have interacted with public history. The professor encouraged us to share our own experiences with museums - something fun, something different, something that made history come alive. I have a lot of memories that I could share about museums … Continue reading Public History: My Experience With Numen
It was quite a summer, but I couldn’t be happier to be back at UMass for another year! I’ve already had my first week of classes, and I’m pleased to say that it should be an interesting semester. I’m taking two courses in the history department - 397Z, Introduction to Public History, and 394CI, Ideas … Continue reading Back to School!
My supervisor sent me the task late last week: transcribing an oral history interview with volunteers of the National Park Service in New Bedford. It didn’t sound particularly difficult – while I’d never actually tried to transcribe a recording before, I considered myself a quick typist and had often had to transcribe my grandfather’s stories … Continue reading Transcribing Is Difficult Work