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March 14, 2015
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Or so I attempt to demonstrate in a post up now at History@Work.
February 28, 2015
Here I am complicating the PPIE centennial story in Boom.
August 15, 2014
January 2, 2014
I hope your 2014 is full of museumgoing and critical reflection on history!
In the new year, may I suggest that the NCPH members among my readers vote in the NCPH board elections? You should have received an email in December with voting information. The election closes on Jan 5 and I am running for nominating committee. I’d appreciate your support.
March 14, 2013
The third weekend in April continues to be excessively popular for conferences in our (dear museum/history-inclined reader!) fields, which this year includes Museums and the Web and NCPH (which looks like a terrific meeting in Ottawa this year.)
I will be attending neither of these, but will instead be attending this conference in Minneapolis, “Practicing Science, Engaging Publics,” in honor of my graduate advisor, Sally Gregory Kohlstedt. It’s a one-day event on April 20th, free and open to the public, and if you’re in the area I highly suggest you stop by!
I will be talking about my research on this guy, and my academic siblings will be talking about other interesting topics around the history of biology, history of anthropology and field work, popularization, and professionalization, all in Sally-inflected ways. Hope to see you there.
December 6, 2012
Friends, since last we spoke I packed everything I owned, drove across most of the country with a yowling cat companion, and arrived safely in the Bay Area, where I am now a curator at the Oakland Museum of California. My remit is “contemporary history,” and I am excited to think through what it means for museums to be places that collect, exhibit and facilitate the contemporary. I’m also delighted to be at a multidisciplinary museum and one with an exemplary commitment to visitor voices and new ways of doing museum work. New horizons, indeed–I may even start blogging regularly again.