Below is a list of the readings required for History 671. Students enrolled in the course can login to our Sakai site and visit the “Resources” area for access to all linked readings, including copyrighted materials.
(All are available in Student Stores; several are also available as e-books via Amazon’s Kindle or Barnes & Noble’s Nook)
- Adair, Bill, Benjamin Filene, and Laura Koloski, eds. Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World. Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, 2011.
- Gordon, Tammy Stone. Private History in Public: Exhibition and the Settings of Everyday Life. AltaMira Press, 2010.
- Meringolo, Denise. Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History. University of Massachusetts Press, 2012.
- Rosenzweig, Roy, and David Thelen. The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
- Tilden, Freeman. Interpreting Our Heritage. 4th Edition. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2008.
- Tyson, Amy M. The Wages of History: Emotional Labor on Public History’s Front Lines. University of Massachusetts Press, 2013.
- Whisnant, Anne Mitchell. Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2006.
Required Article/Book Chapter/Web Readings
(Dates and specifics about what is to be read are noted in the course calendar; links to all of the following, including copyrighted materials, are available for students on the “Resources” area of our Sakai site.)
- Carolina Comments (North Carolina Department of Archives & History newsletter)
- Digital Humanities Resources.
- “Interchange: The Promise of Digital History.” Journal of American History 95:2 (September 2008).
- Feller, Laura. “Controversy in the Classroom / Doing History in NPS “Classrooms.” Perspectives on History (May 2010).
- Greenfield, Briann. “Teaching Students about Public History Advocacy.” Public History News 30:1 (December 2009).
- History@Work Blog, National Council on Public History.
Loewen, James W. Excerpts from Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.
- Miller, Page Putnam, and Donald Ritchie. “History’s Lobbyist: An Interview with Page Putnam Miller.” The Public Historian 32, no. 2 (5, 2010): 31-50.
- Museum 2.0 Blog (Nina Simon)
- Nash, Gary B., “For Whom Will the Liberty Bell Toll? From Controversy to Cooperation,” in Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory edited by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton. New York: New Press: Distributed by Norton, 2006.
- Ogline, Jill. “”Creating Dissonance for the Visitor”: The Heart of the Liberty Bell Controversy.” The Public Historian 26, no. 3 (8, 2004): 49-58.
- Owens, Trevor. “The Key Questions of Cultural Heritage Crowdsourcing Projects.” http://www.trevorowens.org/2012/07/the-key-questions-of-cultural-heritage-crowdsourcing-projects/, July 31, 2012.
- Pitcaithley, Dwight T. “‘A Cosmic Threat’: The National Park Service Addresses the Causes of the American Civil War,” in Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory edited by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton. New York : New Press : Distributed by Norton, 2006.
- Public History Resources.
- Sherratt, Tim. “It’s All About the Stuff: Collections, Interfaces, Power, and People.” Journal of Digital Humanities 1, no. 1 (Winter 2011), http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-1/its-all-about-the-stuff-by-tim-sherratt/.
- Visualizing the Past: Graphs, Maps, and Trees: Imagining the Future of Public Interfaces to Cultural Heritage Collections (group blog from 2012 National Council on Public History working group).
- Wallace, Mike. “The Battle of the Enola Gay,” Mickey Mouse History and Other Essays on American Memory. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996.
- Whisnant, Anne Mitchell, et al. Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service. Organization of American Historians and National Park Service, 2011.
- Whisnant, Anne Mitchell, and David E. Whisnant. “Exhibition Review: “Blue Ridge Parkway, America’s Favorite Journey,” Blue Ridge Parkway, and “Within a Day’s Drive of Millions,” Shenandoah National Park.” The Journal of American History 96, no. 3 (December 2009).
- Woodward, Walt. “‘Shaping the People’s History of America’: Opportunities and Needs in the Field of Public History.” CHS Miscellany 1, Center for Historical Studies, Northwestern University (February 2009).