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. Nicole Belolan to the position of Public Historian in Residence at MARCH, effective August 13, 2018. While contributing to programs and publications at MARCH, she will serve as co-editor of The Public Historian, the leading journal in the field of public history, and Digital Media Editor for NCPH.
Belolan is currently Program Coordinator and Postdoctoral Fellow-in-Residence at the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Philadelphia. She was previously the Megan Giordano Fellow in Public History at Rowan University and Curator of the Red Bank Battlefield Park and Whitall House Museum in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Her work also has included serving as Resident Historical Consultant and Caretaker at Cooch’s Bridge Historic Trust in Newark, Delaware.
Belolan earned her Ph.D. in History of American Civilization from the University of Delaware and master’s degrees from Delaware in History and from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. While at Delaware, she worked with the IMLS-funded Sustaining Places project. In her research field of disability history, she has published peer-reviewed academic articles as well as essays for general audiences. She is a Public Scholars Project Speaker for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities on the topic “Disabilities Then, Disabilities Now.”
This position continues Rutgers-Camden’s role as a supporting institution for The Public Historian. Published with the University of California Press by UCSB and NCPH, which is headquartered at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), the journal is led by an editor and managing editor based at UCSB and has international consulting editors in England, Ireland, Germany, and China.
The National Council on Public History is a nonprofit membership association that inspires public engagement with the past and serves the needs of practitioners in putting history to work in the world. NCPH builds community among historians, expands professional skills and tools, foster s critical reflection on historical practice, and publicly advocates for history and historians. Members of the organization include historical consultants, museum professionals, government historians, professors and students, archivists, teachers, cultural resource managers, curators, film & media producers, historical interpreters, policy advisers, and many others. Members confer at the annual meeting each spring and share their expertise in a scholarly journal (The Public Historian), in a quarterly newsletter, and in multiple online formats, such as the NCPH blog, History@Work. Learn more at http://www.ncph.org