Public Historical Studies Colloquium Schedule 2020-2021
OCT 9: Decolonizing California through Critical Mission Studies: The Reclaiming Homelands Project
Ami Admire, Director, Rincon Youth Storytellers, Amrah Salomón J., President’s Postdoctoral Fellow (English) UC Riverside, and Ross Frank (Ethnic Studies) UC San Diego
Admire and Salomón will speak about an intergenerational cultural revitalization project bringing youth and elders together to revitalize Indigenous knowledge and training indigenous youth in conducting historical research to reclaim indigenous place names among the Kumeyaay, Payomkawichum (Luiseño), and Cupeño communities. Frank will contextualize this project within the larger collective of Critical Mission Studies, a multi-campus research effort at the University of California.
- For more info on the multi-campus project, see https://criticalmissionstudies.ucsd.edu
NOV 6: In the Spaciousness of Uncertainty is Room to Act: Public History’s Long Game.
Marla Miller, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
Miller, the immediate past president of the National Council for Public History, public history’s major professional organization, will engage with students and the public around the ideas, questions and new directions posed in her presidential address. Miller is a major historian of US women’s work prior to the industrial revolution, which has led her to develop expertise in material culture of textiles and the needleworking trades. Her research, teaching, publications and consulting engage North American material culture, museum and historic site interpretation, historical interpretation in the National Park Service, and the teaching of public history.
- For more info and a list of publications, see https://www.umass.edu/history/member/marla-miller
DEC 4: Pride of Place: LGBTQ Public History in the United Kingdom
Justin Bengry, Goldsmiths, University of London
Bengry will present a major crowd-sourced public history project he helped develop. Pride of Place maps sites of LGBTQ history in the United Kingdom. Bengry set the project in context of the state of LGBTQ public history in the UK. A UCSB alumnus, Bengry is a historian of sexuality and capitalism who chairs the first MA in Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London.
- See the crowd-sourced map:
- Check out the exhibition at the Historic England website:
- For more on Bengry: http://justinbengry.com/
JAN 15: Public Lands, Public History: Putting History to Work for the United States Forest Service
Leisl Carr-Childers and Michael Childers, Colorado State Univ (Ft. Collins)
(Jt Session with Science/Technology Colloquium)
FEB 5: Reinterpreting Slavery and the Emotional Labor of History
Hilary Green, Univ. of Alabama
MAR 5: Abina and the Important Men: Graphic History as Public History
Trevor Getz, San Francisco State Univ.
APR 9: Presenting the Medieval Mediterranean: Museums and Archaeology in National Discourse
William Tronzo, History of Art, UCSD
MAY 7: The Queerness of Home: Public History and the Domestic Archive
Stephen Vider, Dept. of History, Cornell University
JUNE 4: Topic still TBD
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