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June 2021

Public History Summer School

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
University of Wrocław Poland

4th International Conference Studying Public History - Methods, Difficulties, Perspectives. My paper is titled, "Connecticut without Columbus: A Case Study in Civic Failure."

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Contested Histories online workshop

June 28 - June 29
Swansea University United Kingdom

Contested Histories: Creating and Critiquing Public Monuments and Memorials in a New Age of Iconoclasm is organised by Swansea University’s Conflict, Reconstruction and Memory research group. Exploring debates surrounding the cultural and political uses of monuments, and reflecting upon their role in the memorialisation and imagining of the past. For the purposes of the proceedings, we will take a broad view of ‘monuments’, considering artefacts such as war memorials, cenotaphs and public statuary as well as urban sites damaged through…

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September 2021

The Place of the Urban Past before “Public History,” 1850-1960

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
University of Antwerp Belgium

Historians that have studied the experience of modernity have often looked to periods of industrialisation and urbanisation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many approaches and definitions of modernity co-exist, but, in general, an element of rupture – a distinctive and often conscious break with the past – has dominated. Yet ‘the past’ did not necessarily disappear with urban transformations. Both the historic environment, and civic understandings of history within that space, could be used as a way to…

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October 2021

Historically Situated: History, Memory, and Place

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Fort Ticonderoga New York

In 1820, New York merchant William Ferris Pell took the remarkable step of purchasing the grounds of the former military post at Fort Ticonderoga. Pell prevented the further deterioration of the fort ruins by installing a fence, a small by powerful act that marks perhaps the first private preservation effort of an 18th-century battlefield site in American history. Throughout 2020 Fort Ticonderoga will be involved in a number of preservation efforts, the restoration of William Ferris Pell’s summer home the…

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June 2022

Chicago Summer School

June 13, 2022 @ 8:00 am - June 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Victorian Society in America Chicago,

The Chicago Summer School focuses on the American roots of Modernism. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, progressive architects and patrons moved the city to the forefront of technological and aesthetic experimentation. Through expert lectures and tours, course directors Tina Strauss ad John Waters lead a survey of 19th and early 20th century architecture, design, art, landscape and preservation.

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