The professional blog of Suzanne Fischer, a public historian from Detroit. I work as a curator at a medium-sized multidisciplinary museum. I received a PhD in the history of science and technology from the University of Minnesota. I’m interested in digital history, the future of museums, museum advocacy, the place of history in mass culture and low-budget, painless ways to get small museums and historical organizations on the web. I’m also increasingly interested in the place of material culture in digital projects. You can contact me at suzannehistorian at gmail dot com.
So what is public history anyway? It’s what happens when you take history out of the classroom and into the streets. (Or the museum, the historic site, the library, the park, the web!) Watch for evolving discussions and definitions.
Photo of Margaret Ittner, RN, teaching an anatomy class at Minneapolis General Hospital, 1950s, is courtesy HCMC History Museum.
Looking for The Public Historian, the NCPH’s journal? Here’s the link.