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.
In an effort to highlight the diverse range of scholarship at the upcoming annual meeting, we’re highlighting different sessions on the blog each week.
Danielle Dulken is a guest blogger for the American Historical Association. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public History at American University and interns for the National Coalition for History.
The National Museum of American History hosted a hard-hat tour on Wednesday to showcase its west wing renovation, which will open in phases staring in July 2015.
Legislation authorizing a proposed National Museum of Women’s History has advanced through two House committees.
The Smithsonian plays a central role in historical research and the presence of history and historical thinking in American culture. We are pleased that the Smithsonian has selected David J. Skorton, President of Cornell University, as its new secretary.
Today’s guest post comes from Stephen Aron, UCLA and Autry National Center.
Did you know that many of the museums in Washington, DC will be open on December 31 and on New Year’s Day? Why not take the chance to explore some of the cultural resources of the Capital?