Ghost Story, Graduate Education, Historical Research, Object Veneration, Southern History

The Library of Congress & I (& also ghosts): A Torrid Love Affair

This spring break I decided to temporarily put down Virginia folktales (provided by my past love—The WPA) and give some attention to the Library of Congress’s digital newspaper collections (I am going to make this very obvious, the federal government does great things for my education, WPA, the LOC, the grants and loans I got… Continue reading The Library of Congress & I (& also ghosts): A Torrid Love Affair

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Graduate Education, NCPH

Public History Programs on the Culinary School Model

I just saw this in my Facebook newsfeed http://publichistorycommons.org/culinary-school-model-for-public-history/ The article suggests that Public History MA programs might benefit from using a "culinary school model" meaning students would need past experience in Public History before they entered the program. The author, Trevor Jones, points out that required previous experience would give students an idea of… Continue reading Public History Programs on the Culinary School Model