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Public History Colloquium Event–“In the Spaciousness of Uncertainty is Room to Act”: Public History’s Long Game

November 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History this Friday, November 6 at noon for a Zoom talk by Professor Marla Miller (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) about her recent article in The Public Historian, “‘In the Spaciousness of Uncertainty is Room to Act’: Public History’s Long Game.”

Taking her title from Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark, an exploration of the long arc of historical change, Miller engages with students and the public around the ideas, questions and new directions posed in this address to the National Council for Public History, public history’s major professional organization. Miller is a historian of US women’s work prior to the industrial revolution, and is the NCPH’s immediate past president.  She is the author of many books, including Betsy Ross and the Making of America and Entangled Lives: Labor, Livelihood and Landscapes of Change in Rural Massachusetts. 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.

Event attendees are invited to read Professor Miller’s article in advance; it may be accessed here.

Please register to attend using this link.


November 6, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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