What has made public history a leading area of historical practice? What explains the rapid growth of the field, and what does the future hold? On Thursday, September 26, the University of Louisville Department of History will host a 90-minute symposium to discuss the current state of public history and its future. Our featured speakers will be John Dichtl, Executive Director of the National Council on Public History (NCPH), and Craig Thomson Friend, CHASS Distinguished Graduate Professor and Director of Public History at North Carolina State University. University of Louisville public history faculty Daniel Vivian and Lara Kelland will moderate. We expect a challenging and exciting discussion. If you want to know how history will be done in the twenty-first century, you need to come!
Where and when?
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Shumaker Research Building Room 139
University of Louisville Belknap Campus
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Reception to follow immediately.
This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you let us know if you plan to attend so that we may prepare accordingly. Please rsvp by Monday, September 23 to Lee Keeling at (502) 852-6818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our speakers:
John Dicthl is the Executive Director of the National Council on Public History. He received a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University and held several positions with the Organization of American Historians before joining NCPH in 2006. Under Dichtl’s leadership, NCPH has forged strategic partnerships with leading institutions, initiated major capital campaigns, and guided public historians into new areas of practice.
Craig Thompson Friend is CHASS Distinguished Graduate Professor and Director of Public History at North Carolina State University. The author of Kentucke’s Frontiers, Along the Maysville Road: The Early American Republic in the Trans-Appalachian West, and several other books, he is a leading authority on early American history. As a public historian, Friend directs one of the most successful graduate public history programs in the nation. He is also a frequent speaker at NCPH conferences.
Parking and directions:
The Shumaker Research Building is located in the middle of the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus, between the main academic quadrangle and South Brook Street. A campus map is available at http://ulcgis.org/mapbook/BelknapBgOption.htm. The closest parking is in the South Floyd Street Parking Garage and at metered spaces along South Brook Street. Visitors may also park in the Speed Museum Parking Garage on South Third Street.
For directions to the University of Louisville, see https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=212389546869956688365.0004e5bb669aead118e04&msa=0