Author: Mary Rizzo

Telling Untold Histories: An Unconference for Public Historians

Museums, historic societies, historic sites, archives, and libraries around the country have tackled historical topics that just a few decades ago would have been unthinkable—from the history of slavery in the north to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, from the lives of gays and lesbians to Japanese internment—to present a more complete narrative of our past. Doing so means delving into complex and controversial topics. Not doing so means that our sites and institutions will become increasingly irrelevant to a rapidly changing public.

Telling Untold Histories is the first unconference in the South Jersey/Philadelphia region that will help public historians and historical organizations incorporate these stories into their work. This unconference will explore the hows and whys of engaging subjects that challenge our audiences’ expectations and expand their thinking.

American Rubble: Cultural Production and Historical Memory after 1989

American Rubble addresses the physical and social transformation occurring in our cities. Encompassing an artist residency, exhibition, and day-long symposium on December 5, 2014 at Haverford College, the project engages issues from the dismantling of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to

New Century Trust Seeks Nominations for Willing Hands Award

The New Century Trust seeks nominations from the public for its two 2015 Willing Hands Awards that will recognize non-profit organizations whose projects advance knowledge and public awareness about the historical experience of women in Greater Philadelphia. This award comes

Public History Boot Camp: OMEKA 101

Has your GLAM (gallery, library, archive, museum) wanted to create an online exhibition but didn’t know how to get started? Have you been stuck trying to manage digital collections easily and inexpensively? Omeka may be your answer. A free-to-inexpensive open-source

Public History Boot Camp: Pinterest for History Organizations

In this workshop, Michelle Moravec, Rosemont College, will guide attendees into the world of Pinterest.

New Fellowship Opportunity in Science and Material Culture

The Chemical Heritage Foundation is seeking fellows in the history of science, materials, and culture for a new research group. Located in Philadelphia, the CHF is accepting applications from historians of science and technology, science studies researchers, museum professionals, and

Save the Date: 2014 Fredric M. Miller Lecture in Public History

On May 8, 2014, Dr. Estevan Rael-Galvez, Senior Vice President of Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a leading thinker about historic preservation and ethnic diversity, will give the 2014 Fredric M. Miller Lecture. The event