Please join the CUNY Public History Collective for our Second Annual Conference, “It’s Not What You Think: Challenging Assumptions Through Public History,” featuring Keynote Speaker Sarah Henry, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of the City of New York.
This day-long conference will take place on Friday, November 17 from 10:30am-6:00pm at the CUNY Graduate Center. The conference hopes to address how public history can be a tool for challenging previous knowledge, complicating beliefs, reversing expectations, broadening perspectives, righting wrongs, and presenting a more honest history.
For additional information and the full schedule, visit the Center for the Humanities event page. Lunch will be provided.
2017 Public History Collective Conference Schedule
10:30-11:00: Registration, Concourse Level
11:00-11:15: Welcome and Opening Remarks, Room C198
11:15-12:15: What is Public History? Who is it For? What our Work Has Taught Us, Room C201
- Katie Uva, CUNY Graduate Center
- Dominique Jean-Louis, New York University
- Maeve Montalvo, Museum of the City of New York
- Nerina Rustomji, St. John’s University
11:15-12:15: The Diversity of Women in the Suffragist Movement: Living History at the New-York Historical Society, Room C202
- Tamar MacKay, New-York Historical Society
- Education Staff and Living Historians, New-York Historical Society
12:20-1:20: Not Your Father’s Genealogy, Room C201
- Nicole Belle DeRise, Family & Business History Center, Wells Fargo Bank
- Gretchen Krueger, Family & Business History Center, Wells Fargo Bank
12:20-1:20: Historical Meaning-Making and the Legacies of Black Teachers, Room C202
- Patrice Fenton, NYC Men Teach, City University of New York
- Gail Perry-Ryder, Teacher Education Programs, City University of New York
1:20-2:30: Lunch, Graduate Center History Department, 5114 2:30-3:50: Creating Spaces of Public Awareness: Process and Practice, Room C201
- Todd Fine, CUNY Graduate Center, “Talking About Little Syria: Education and Activism in Lower Manhattan”
- Cathlin Goulding, National 9/11 Museum and Memorial, “Places of Exception as Places of Learning: Tule Lake National Historic Monument”
- Roger Panetta, Fordham University, “Confronting the Popular Image of the Prisoner: The Sing Sing Prison Museum”
2:30-3:50: Landscapes and Locations of Memory, Room C202
- Richard Cheu, St. John’s University, “Altering Passenger Perspectives of History Onboard Amtrak Long-Distance Trains”
- Nadya K. Nenadich, Pratt Institute, “Remembering and Forgetting: The Case of Puerto Rico”
- Meghan A. Townes and Claire Radcliffe, The Library of Virginia, “Confederates in Capitol Square: Engaging the Myth of the Lost Cause”
4:00-5:00: Keynote Address, Room C198
- Sarah Henry, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Museum of the City of New York
5:00-6:00: Reception, Graduate Center History Department, Room 5114
Co-sponsored by the Public History Collective Working Group.
We look forward to seeing you there!