Doing History in Public

A panel discussion + Q&A about history in action: research, internships, career pathways. Please RSVP, if possible.

The History Department, along with the new Nexus Track in Public History, Museums, Archives, and Digital Humanities, invites you to a gathering about “doing history in public.” We will hear from a selection of students, faculty, and professional staff with experience in museums, libraries, archives, technology, media, and other areas that connect historical topics to wider publics.  

This is an opportunity for us to make in-person connections, and share ideas about research projects, internships, and career pathways. We have a wealth of insights available at Mount Holyoke—from curators who craft exhibitions of historical artifacts, to archivists and librarians who make documents and publications from the past more accessible, to faculty and students who engage diverse communities about the past’s ongoing influence on the present. We hope to develop a more cohesive sense of community among people interested in these fields, from a wide range of backgrounds. 
The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A, as well as an informal meal for those who wish to stay on to continue these conversations. To help us plan, please RSVP using the Register button below, by or before Mon. Oct. 19, if you intend to come. All are welcome!