Public History Colloquium Event–”Telling Diverse Stories: The National Park Service Women’s History Initiative and Collaboration in Historic Preservation”

NPS Public History session on June 4, Page 1

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 […]

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New Issue of The Public Historian Published

The Public Historian, Volume 43 No. 2, May 2021 book cover

The May 2021 issue of the academic journal The Public Historian has been published and can be viewed here. Since 1978, The Public Historian has made its mark as the definitive voice of the public history profession, providing historians with the latest scholarship and applications from the field. The Public Historian publishes the results of scholarly research and case studies and addresses the broad substantive […]

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Public History Colloquium Event–”The Queerness of Home: Public History and the Domestic Archive”

Flyer for The Queerness of Home: Public History and the Domestic Archive on 5/7/21 at 12PM

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, May 7 at noon for a Zoom talk by Stephen Vider (History, Cornell University). Histories of queer and trans politics and culture have centered almost exclusively on public activism and spaces. Stephen Vider will discuss how his forthcoming book, The Queerness of Home: Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Domesticity After World War II (University […]

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Public History Colloquium Event–“Presenting the Medieval Mediterranean: Museums and Archaeology in National Discourse”

Flyer for Presenting the Medieval MediterraneanL Museum and Archaeology in National Discourse on 4/9/21 at 12PM

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, April 9 at noon for a Zoom talk by William Tronzo (History of Art, UC San Diego). From time immemorial, material artifacts have played an important role in political discourse: think simply of the use of the crown (in the United Kingdom) or the throne (for example, the throne of St. […]

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Public History Colloquium Event–”Abina and the Important Men: Graphic History as Public History”

Flyer fro Abina and the Important Men: Graphic History as Public History on 3/5/21 at 12PM

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, March 5 at noon for a Zoom talk by Trevor R. Getz (San Francisco State University). Abina and the Important Men began as an attempt to address a classroom problem: how to teach students about the dual responsibilities of the historian to historical subjects and contemporary audiences.  These goals both drove its […]

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Public History Colloquium Event–”Reinterpreting Slavery and the Emotional Labor of History”

Women in front of a The Little Round House sign with caption "Author discussing the Little Round House marker on a February 2020 Hallowed Grounds tour. (Photo by author)"

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, February 5 at noon for a Zoom talk by Professor Hilary N. Green (University of Alabama). Professor Green reflects on the powerful legacy of Jim Crow era efforts to erase the history of slavery from the landscape of her workplace, the University of Alabama, and shares a project she pursued to […]

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Public History Colloquium Event–”Public Lands, Public History: Putting History to Work for the United States Forest Service”

Flyer for USDA Forest Service History, 1960-2020

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, January 15 at noon for a Zoom talk by Leisl Carr Childers and Michael Childers (Colorado State University). Childers and Carr Childers will discuss their current project, a new history of the USDA Forest Service from 1960-2020, and the historical methodologies that undergird their work. In particular, they will address […]

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Public History Colloquium Event–”Pride of Place: LGBTQ Public History in the United Kingdom”

LQBTQ protest in the UK

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, December 4 at noon for a Zoom talk by UCSB alumnus Dr. Justin Bengry (Goldsmiths, University of London). Dr. Bengry will present a major crowdsourced public history project he helped develop. Pride of Place maps sites of LGBTQ history in the United Kingdom. Dr. Bengry set the project in context of […]

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

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 […]

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New Issue of The Public Historian Published

The November issue of the academic journal The Public Historian has been published and can be viewed here. Since 1978, The Public Historian has made its mark as the definitive voice of the public history profession, providing historians with the latest scholarship and applications from the field. The Public Historian publishes the results of scholarly research and case studies and addresses the broad […]

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Brandon Seto, “Doctorates Without Borders: Careers in Government, Advocacy, and Communication for PhDs”

On February 28, Dr. Brandon Seto, Senior Floor Consultant to California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (and a 2010 UCSB history PhD), will give a talk entitled “Doctorates Without Borders: Careers in Government, Advocacy, and Communication for PhDs,” about employment opportunities outside academia available to holders of PhDs. The talk, which is sponsored by UCSB’s Public History Program, is free […]

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Alumna Caitlin Rathe’s LBJ Podcast Now Available

The first episode of a podcast that alumna Caitlin Rathe (PhD, 2019) has been a part of creating since August 2018 has gone live! The NEH-funded project, LBJ and the Great Society, tells the story of Johnson’s remarkable domestic policy legacy piecing together oral histories, telephone calls from the White House, and other archival audio sources. The podcast website describes […]

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