A Definition Intervention: Historicizing Public History

Meringolo, Denise D. Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012. In recent years, debates have festered in the effort to define what “public history” means. In an intervention in the “definition debate,” Denise D. Meringolo issues a call to public historians to move towardContinue reading “A Definition Intervention: Historicizing Public History”

Sharing/Shared Authority: Public Curation through “a Kaleidoscopic Lens”

Bill Adair, Benjamin Filene, and Laura Koloski, eds. Letting Go?: Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World. Philadelphia: Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, 2011. Letting Go?: Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World interrogates the prospect of shared historical authority in public history practice, as a contribution to the “thought leadership” initiatives of theContinue reading “Sharing/Shared Authority: Public Curation through “a Kaleidoscopic Lens””