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Dr. Public Historian

Posted on May 20, 2009 under me | 7 Comments

Well, I’m pleased to tell you all that my defense went well, and that this is my first blog post as a doctor!   I gave a presentation with copious just-scanned-that-morning medical institute advertisements, and took a few questions.  Various Minneapolis friends came to the public part of the defense, and my dad and his […]

My defense

Posted on May 8, 2009 under history of medicine, me, minnesota | 9 Comments

   “Suzanne Fischer will defend her dissertation, “Diseases of Men: Sexual Health and Medical Expertise in Advertising Medical Institutes, 1900-1930,” on Monday, May 18, in Physics 236A, beginning at 1:00 pm. All members of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Program [and everyone else] are invited to attend her opening presentation (about 20 to […]

History day!

Posted on April 28, 2009 under me, michigan | 1 Comment

I spent the weekend in Grand Rapids, where I was a judge for Michigan History Day.  Michigan History Day is much less of a production, and a bit more subterranean, than in Minnesota.* There were also many fewer younger folks serving as judges (perhaps a consequence of it being in West Michigan this year?); also, […]

Last chance! Act now!

Posted on February 27, 2009 under me, public history jobs | 2 Comments

Applications for internships at THF are due on Monday, so if you want to work with yours truly and the television collection, or develop online education products, or help process the records of a steam engine manufacturer, this summer, for pay,  send off your applications asap.  More info and requirements.

PH on the move

Posted on August 4, 2008 under me | 5 Comments

I am extremely delighted to announce that I have been appointed Associate Curator of Technology at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.  Not only is this an opportunity to work with fantastic collections and fantastic people, it’s also an opportunity for me to move back to my hometown of Detroit.  I’ll be doing work on […]

Department of Remember That?

Posted on July 29, 2008 under me, minnesota

Catching up on my local history reading, I found that in the May-June issue of the Minnesota History Interpreter, I’m quoted talking about the value of architectural remnants in the collections of my old museum.  And that quote in turn is from a blog comment from last August.  I’m certainly glad that they could use […]

PH is central to history blogging

Posted on July 14, 2008 under blogs, me, public history | 3 Comments

How nice to see, upon my return from Detroit, that PH has been noted as one of 80 blogs central to history blogging by Cliopatrician Ralph Luker.  Thanks, Ralph! It’s a great list, full of blogs I admire and blogs I’ve never read, and I look forward to exploring it more.  I’m happy to have […]

Moving south

Posted on May 15, 2008 under me | 2 Comments

Today was my last day at the HCMC History Museum.  After 2 years, I’m moving on (though I have a few projects I’m still wrapping up).  I’ve enjoyed working with our awesome, dedicated volunteers and staff.  Our great new exhibit just went up, so it’s nice to go out with fireworks.  (Did I mention?  Go see […]


Posted on April 1, 2008 under aam2008, me, museums

I’m pleased to tell you that I’ll be going to the AAM conference in Denver later this month; I received an Emerging Museum Professional fellowship to go.  Thanks for supporting early career museum folks, AAM!  See you all in Denver.

Midwest Junto this weekend!

Posted on April 1, 2008 under history of medicine, history of science, me, minnesota

Come one, come all to the Midwest Junto for the History of Science, the regional history of science/technology/medicine conference, held this weekend at the University of Minnesota. The program is not online as yet, so I can’t point you to it, but suffice it to say that there will be lots of terrific and diverse […]