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

On My 20th Listen to Hamilton: Broadway & Early American Republic

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

Public History: My Experience With Numen

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

Transcribing Is Difficult Work

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