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Multistoried Places the Focus of August Issue of The Public Historian

The essays in the August 2017 issue of The Public Historian all deal with the diverse historical narratives that reside in any historical site or event.

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CFP–Pippi to Ripley 4: Sex and Gender in Children’s Lit, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comics

Pippi to Ripley 4 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in imaginative fiction. We invite papers devoted to fictional characters in all media.

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Dr. Tamara Gaskell will join MARCH, become Co-Editor of The Public Historian

Together with the National Council on Public History (NCPH) and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), we are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tamara Gaskell to the position of Public Historian in Residence at MARCH and co-editor of The Public Historian, the flagship journal in the field of public history published by the University of California Press. She will begin the position on September 1, 2015.

Demographic Changes in the U.S.: What Do They Mean for the Humanities?


By Linda Shopes If current trends continue, by 2060 58 percent of the population of the United States will be nonwhite, with Hispanics forming the largest minority/majority.  In that same year, the number of Americans under 5 and over 85

Student Community Action Tours: Using the Humanities to Develop Leadership and Inspire Change

In the summer of 2012, middle school students in a leadership training program hosted by the advocacy group Asian Americans United in Philadelphia read about local resistance to plans to locate a new Phillies stadium in Chinatown a decade earlier. They then studied a map of the neighborhood and considered how siting the stadium there might have had different meanings for different groups – people who lived in Chinatown, people who worked there, local government, businesses and real estate companies, and the police, for example.

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Reimagining the Nation:
Maps, Censuses, and Museums

Estevan Rael-Gálvez, Senior Vice President of Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, delivered the 2014 Fredric M. Miller Lecture on May 8 at the Philadelphia History Museum.

Public History Boot Camp: Pinterest for History Organizations

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