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Public History of Science and Technology

Posted on August 11, 2011 under history of science, history of technology, me, museums, public history | 2 Comments

Remember this conference? This great event about the Public History of Science and Technology will be happening September 11-14 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.  The program is up and registration will soon follow. I’ll be talking about cabinets of curiosity and contemporary museum practice on the 13th, and the program is […]


Posted on June 28, 2011 under me, public history

Last week the open access book project Alt-Academy:  Alternative Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars was officially unveiled by our fearless facilitator and editor Bethany Nowviskie.  In it are lots of thoughtful, challenging essays about careers, identities, labor and respect in fields allied to humanities scholarship from colleagues across the world.  There’s a strong showing from […]

Coming soon

Posted on October 1, 2010 under me

As many of you know, I recently returned from two weeks in Mongolia.  I’m still thinking over what I saw, but in the meantime, here are some photographs to tide you over.  (No dinosaurs, though–sorry!  No dinosaur photography was allowed in the natural history museum.)


Posted on June 29, 2010 under me, museums, Uncategorized

Today Eric Johnson and I have a guest post at Museum 2.0 about Oldenberg’s The Great Good Place, part of this month’s discussion on the book.  Do go read it: we shoutout to John Cotton Dana.

Upcoming talks

Posted on February 24, 2010 under me, michigan | 2 Comments

I somehow agreed to do two lightning talks in two weeks, so if you’re in the Detroit area you have two chances to hear me speak fast for 5 minutes.  Brevity is the soul of wit, and since I love twitter so much, this is a neat way to twitterize my academic talks. This Thursday, […]

Come to NCPH in Portland

Posted on February 4, 2010 under me, public history | 1 Comment

Just over a month to go before this year’s National Council on Public History conference!  We’ll be meeting March 10-14 in Portland in conjunction with the American Society for Environmental History.  If you’ve never been before, NCPH is a great conference for meeting public historians and learning about amazing projects.  One of the NCPH conference’s […]

Two things

Posted on November 12, 2009 under blogs, me

I’ve posted my slides from the talk on museum ethics and open access at the Association of Moving Image Archivists conference I attended last week.  This is the talk a museum archivist called “inspiring.”  I have to tweak my SHOT paper a bit but I’ll put it up there eventually too. It’s November again, time […]

SHOT report

Posted on October 22, 2009 under history of technology, me | 1 Comment

I had a lovely time in Pittsburgh last weekend with a crowd of historians of technology.  Here, the highlights of the conference from a Suzanne perspective.  140 character highlights can be found by searching the #shot09 hashtag (which was mostly me).  


Posted on October 12, 2009 under history of technology, me, michigan, museums

I’ve been having a busy fall; you can see some of the results on the museum’s blog and some will be announced later.  I’ll be making the rounds of some fall conferences, so here’s the details: 10/15 (this Thursday):  I’ll be poking my head in at the Michigan Museums Association conference in Ann Arbor before […]

My dissertation

Posted on September 1, 2009 under academe, history of medicine, history of science, me | 1 Comment

If you’d like to read my dissertation, here it is. Please cite as: Suzanne Fischer, “Diseases of Men:  Sexual Health and Medical Expertise in Advertising Medical Institutes, 1900-1930,” PhD diss., University of Minnesota, 2009. Diseases of Men: Sexual Health and Medical Expertise in Advertising Medical Institutes, 1900-1930 by Suzanne M Fischer is licensed under a […]