Projects & Presentations

Commemorating the Past, Healing the Present, Working for the Future: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama

Commemorating the Past, Healing the Present, Working for the Future: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama

In April 2018, a new milestone in the presentation of American cultural heritage opened in Montgomery, Alabama: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, founded by the not-profit organization Equal Justice Initiative… View

Monuments, Museums, Murals: Preservation, Commemoration and American Identity, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey · May 2019 ·

Celebrating CETA: A Look Back at New Haven’s Community Mural Program

Celebrating CETA: A Look Back at New Haven’s Community Mural Program

In early 2017, New Haven’s “Q” House on Dixwell Avenue was imploded to make way for a brand-new community center. In that long-abandoned Modernist building were at least two murals painted almost forty years ago… View

Ives Gallery, New Haven Free Public Library New Haven, Connecticut · July through September 2019 ·

Benedict Arnold’s House: The Making and Unmaking of an American

Benedict Arnold’s House: The Making and Unmaking of an American

Benedict Arnold (1740/41-1801) was a member of the Revolutionary generation whose life and legacy took a different turn from the men with whom he was most closely associated. Historians have examined the many aspects of his life and legacy and their impact on the course of events leading to the establishment of a new country… View

European Early American Studies Association: The Making and Unmaking of Identities and Connections in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850, Queen Mary University, London · December 2018 ·

The Outsiders: Makers and Creatives Working with History Outside the Museum

The Outsiders: Makers and Creatives Working with History Outside the Museum

Our makers and creatives include Colin Caplan, a New Haven architect with a penchant for New Haven pizza who has authored multiple books on local New Haven history… View

New England Museum Association Centennial Conference: Museums on the Move, Stamford, Connecticut · November 2018 ·

What To Do About Columbus?

What To Do About Columbus?

History, Ethnicity, and Identity in the First Monument to Columbus in Connecticut… View

Wellesley Deerfield Symposium: Monumental Narratives, Revisiting New England's Public Memorials, Historic Deerfield · October 2018 ·

A Guide To Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia

A Guide To Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia

Manassas Museum · August 2018 ·

The Politics of Public Art in Jefferson Country

The Politics of Public Art in Jefferson Country

Central Virginia is sometimes called “Jefferson Country.” It is here, at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, that Thomas Jefferson was born, built his houses, developed 10,000 acres of active plantation labored on by hundreds of men, women and children, and, fathered black children and white children… View

Manchester Centre for Public History & Heritage: Moving Monuments, History, Memory and the Politics of Public Sculpture, Manchester Metropolitan University, England · April 2018 ·

The Elm City, Seicheprey and Stubby: The Centennial of WWI in New Haven

The Elm City, Seicheprey and Stubby: The Centennial of WWI in New Haven

Knights of Columbus Museum, West Haven, Connecticut · April 2018 ·

The Politics of Public Art in Jefferson Country

The Politics of Public Art in Jefferson Country

Central Virginia is sometimes called “Jefferson Country.” It is here, at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, that Thomas Jefferson was born, built his houses, developed 10,000 acres of active plantation labored on by hundreds of men, women and children, and, fathered black children and white children… View

Troubling Histories, Public Art and Prejudice, University of Johannesburg · November 2017 ·

Breaking (Bad) Glass: Yale University, the City of New Haven and the Painting of Public Memory of Enslavement

Breaking (Bad) Glass: Yale University, the City of New Haven and the Painting of Public Memory of Enslavement

The sound of breaking glass in what was then called Calhoun College at Yale University on June 13, 2016 signaled the death knell for that college’s name and highlighted the university’s reticence in addressing school history and its problematic relationship to the city in which it resides, which is New Haven, Connecticut… View

Universities, Slavery, Public Memory & the Built Landscape, University of Virginia · October 2017 ·