Roundup for 8/12
Since I seem to be blogging again, here’s a links post on recent topics in publichistoryland.
A costumed first-person interpreter at Plimoth Plantation has a piece in The Hairpin entitled The Ladies of the 17th Century Were Way More Hardcore than You. The comments alone are priceless, ex: “Old Sturbridge Village or gtfo.”
Just released by Left Coast: Letting Go?: Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World, edited by Bill Adair, Ben Filene and Laura Koloski. It’s full of pieces by fabulous museum, history, tech and education people. I will certainly pick up a copy.
The UMass Amherst public history program is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a two-day conference about the future. Public History 2036 (pdf) will take place on campus Sept 23-24 and features lots of great folks.
Historian of geology Naomi Oreskes has been using history for good to intervene in climate change debates.
Forecasting the future of museum ethics, a project of AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums and the Institute of Museum Ethics at Seton Hall.
Have a wildfire? Call a historian.
A new exhibit space for Harvey Cushing’s collection of brains.
The “Three Societies”–the History of Science Society, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science and the British Society for the History of Science–meet together every 4 years. Next July, they’ll be meeting in Philadelphia.