The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

History Program Events

3/11 – Marcia Chatelain, creator of the #FergusonSyllabus, at the GC

This event is NOT cancelled, but RSVPs are closed.

On Wednesday, March 11 at from 12:00 – 2:00, Marcia Chatelain, creator of the #FergusonSyllabus, will meet with graduate students interested in working in public-facing history for a lunch workshop

“But You Don’t Have an Archive: Rethinking Sources While Writing History”

Professor Marcia Chatelain (Georgetown U), award-winning scholar of race in the U.S. (Franchise: the Golden Arches and Black America, 2020, and South Side Girls, 2015) and influential public historian (the Chronicle of Higher Education named her a Top Influencer in Higher Education in recognition of her curation of #FergusonSyllabus, a response to the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014). She will be in conversation with Professor Annie Valk, a specialist in oral history, public history, and the social history of the 20th century United States, the Director of the American Social History Project and professor in the CUNY/GC PhD Program in History.

This student led discussion considers:

How does one build a following in public-facing history, sustain it, and maintain quality?

What strategies are effective in reaching different audiences—educators, legislators, the media, activists?

What kinds of feedback can one expect—from embrace to rejection—and how should it be handled?

Interested? Reservations required. RSVP by March 6th to: . Lunch will be provided.

William P. Kelly Skylight Room (9100), 365 Fifth Avenue; New York, NY 10001

Sponsored by the PhD Program in History , with generous support from the Judith Stein Fund

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