End-of-Summer News: Public History Grads Attain Success

With the summer fast coming to a close, we have good news to share about several public history students and alumni. In April, Whitney K. Todd defended her thesis, “The Grey Eagle of Glen Lily: Simon Bolivar Buckner’s Place in the Lost Cause, Reunion, and Politics of the Late Nineteenth Century.”  She graduated with an…

Making Fair Housing Oral Histories Accessible

In 2012, the Anne Braden Institute (ABI) at the University of Louisville created Home for Us All: Fair Housing in Louisville and Jefferson County, a collection of oral histories. Conducted by Amber Duke, ABI Program Coordinator, and Marty Lawfer of the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, the interviews record the perspectives of local land developers,…

Oral History Workshop

Saturday May 31 from 10 am-12 noon Ekstrom Library room W210 on the University of Louisville Campus Cost: $10 at the door (free for UofL students) “Oral history is a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events. Oral history…

New Scholarship for Public History Internships

The Department of History has generously decided to establish a scholarship to support public history internships.  This is an important sign of the value that the department places on internships as part of the training that graduate students receive at the U of L.  It is also a sign of our commitment to institutional partners…

Savannah Darr Speaks about Historic Cemeteries

Savannah Darr has quickly become one of Kentucky’s foremost authorities on historic cemeteries.  Darr, a M.A. candidate in history at the U of L, recently spoke at “Preserving Kentucky’s Cemeteries,” a symposium hosted by Preservation Kentucky, Inc., at the Kentucky African American Heritage Center in Louisville.  Savannah discussed the challenges of preserving small rural cemeteries…

A Terrific Discussion: Recapping “Public History Today.”

“Public History Today” proved a great success.  More than 50 people attended, which provided a good range of perspectives and great discussion during the question-and-answer session.  The evening began with U of L public history professors Lara Kelland and Daniel Vivian engaging in a far-reaching discussion with our featured guests, Craig Thompson Friend and John…