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Public History Colloquium Event–”Telling Diverse Stories: The National Park Service Women’s History Initiative and Collaboration in Historic Preservation”
June 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, June 4 at noon for a Zoom talk by Christopher E. Johnson (National Park Service), Anne Lindsay (Public History, CSU Sacramento), and Jenni Sorkin (History of Art and Architecture, UCSB).
This presentation describes collaborative work completed under the Women’s History Initiative, one of three national initiatives authorized by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011 to foster greater representation in NPS programs.
Johnson will discuss the NPS initiatives, while Profs. Sorkin and Lindsay share their experiences as scholars with a recent NPS collaborative project at Pond Farm Pottery, the home and studio of Bauhaus ceramicist Marguerite Wildenhain. In addition to recognizing a nationally significant site associated with women’s contributions to American arts, the project also provided valuable hands-on experience to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in public history.
Register for this event at https://ucsb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QWJsZ22GQtiyk3Lgqn7-pw
Recommended web links:
Heritage and History Initiatives – National Historic Landmarks (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
Women’s History (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
Explore Suffragist Stories and Connections (arcgis.com)