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Women in Public History

The roundtable “Interpreting and Representing Women’s History to the Public” from the recent AHA annual meeting will be broadcast on C-SPAN 3 on Monday, January 19 at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. This roundtable featured four presentations on the challenges and opportunities in developing public history exhibits about women’s history, from temporary exhibitions to websites and permanent museums.

Louise Mirrer, director of the New-York Historical Society, described the opportunities presented by having a rich collection of historical materials demonstrating women’s creativity and overall historical agency.