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.…

Oral Historians and Participatory Exhibit Making

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, there was an opening reception for the Louisville Free Public Library’s new exhibit; Black Freedom, White Allies, and Red Scare. This exhibit tells the story of a key moment in the civil rights struggles that plagued Louisville in the mid-20th century. This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Wade…