State Historic Preservation Review Board to Consider National Register of Historic Places Nominaiton for the Roscoe Goose House

On Thursday, May 28, the Kentucky  Historic Preservation Review Board will meet in at the Paul Sawyier Public Library Frankfort to consider a number of nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.  One will be the nomination for the Roscoe Goose House at 3012 South 3rd Street in Louisville.  Prepared by Savannah Darr, a…

THATCamp, April 3

On Friday, April 3, from 1 to 5pm, the UofL Public History Program will host a THATCamp, a collaborative, active “unconference” developed by George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media. The goal of the event is to expand awareness of digital media tools for arts and culture institutions. UofL Digital History students and local public historians will present digital tools,…

It’s Never Too Soon to Start

Trying to define public history can often be a challenging task. In its simplest form, it is the application of history outside of academia…but what does that mean? I usually touch on the obvious professional examples, such as historic preservationists and history museum staff, and yet many people still seem perplexed by what it is…

“The Public History Job Search: A One-Day Workshop for Graduate Students” a Success

On October 24, 2014, the public history programs of U of L, Northern Kentucky University, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis hosted “The Public History Job Search: A One-Day Workshop for Graduate Students.”  About fifty students and faculty members from U of L, NKU, IUPUI, and other universities attended the event, which proved a great success.…