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Interpreting Race in Public: Collaborations Between Historical Archaeologists and Public Historians (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Modupe Labode.

Public historians and historical archaeologists often share goals of communicating knowledge about the past with the non-specialist public.  However, public historians and historical archaeologists rarely collaborate or communicate with one another about their approaches to stakeholders and the past. To indicate how such collaborations enhance public interpretations of history, I will first briefly describe my experiences, as a public historian, of working with historical archaeologists on...


The Multi-faceted Approach to African American Archaeology under Larry McKee’s Mentorship at The Hermitage (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nicole S Ribianszky.

The historical archaeology internship program under Larry McKee’s leadership from 1988 to 1999 exhibited several key components which characterized it as one of the preeminent models in the Southeast. First, McKee grounded his vision of developing the program securely in the people themselves, the enslaved African Americans, whose lives and work made The Hermitage possible. An awareness and sensitivity to understanding and recovering their past contributions infused the structure of the program,...


Public History at Appomattox: A Broadened Perspective (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Evan D Welker.

The farm owned by Dr. Samuel Coleman represents a typical homestead within the Virginia community of Appomattox. The site is also an integral part to the conclusion of the Civil War. In conjunction with the National Park Service and the University of South Carolina archaeological research will be performed to develop interpretations of each component of the site. A primary effort of this work is to learn about the life of Hannah Reynolds, an enslaved person at this home. Traditional excavations...


The Public History of Xenophobic Communism: Enver H. Hoxha’s Bunker Exhibition in Tirana, Albania (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas A Crist. Michael D. Washburn. John H. Johnsen. Kathleen L. Wheeler.

Enver H. Hoxha was the communist leader of Albania from 1944 until his death in 1985.  At first an avowed Stalinist, Hoxha later adopted an extreme Marxist-Leninist perspective that emphasized isolationism, atheism, and a strict socialist order.  Hoxha’s rule was also marked by executions of political opponents and religious leaders, human rights abuses, and widespread poverty.  One symbol of his paranoia was the construction in the late 1970s of a 100-room, underground anti-nuclear bunker. ...


Reclaiming the Landscapes of Black History in Shockoe Bottom 1695 > 1865 > 2015 (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ana F Edwards.

The Shockoe Bottom historic district in Richmond, Virginia holds an invisible 320-year old story of Black life in Virginia that coincided with and contributed to Richmond's origins and development - from 250+ years as a slave society to the end of slavery through Jim Crow and the civil rights era. The community-based struggle to reclaim the Black history of Shockoe Bottom sought first to assert the right to learn more about their history in Richmond but was later forced to focus on protecting...


Sharing the Interpretive Center at Colonial Williamsburg: Archaeologists, Historical Interpreters, and Descendant Communities (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meredith M. Poole. Ywone Edwards-Ingram.

Archaeology at Colonial Williamsburg has always involved African Americans in different levels of its practice.  Members of this community have worked behind-the-scenes and in more public roles at the museum since its founding in the late 1920s. This presentation addresses the unique ways in which archaeologists have worked with African Americans, and how this interaction has allowed archaeologists to reach descendant communities.  Examples from past and ongoing activities are used to illustrate...


Traditional Associations?: Public History, Collaborative Practice, and Alternative Histories (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin K Devlin.

In recent years, public historians have placed increased emphasis on collaborative practice—the need to reach out to an expanded array of community stakeholders, the desire to share authority through co-creative planning processes, and the effort to create engaging experiences for visitors. These developments have been motivated, in part, by an effort to diversify the public history landscape and to incorporate non-white and non-elite histories into public memory. This paper will explore the...


What's So Different About Public History? (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristen Baldwin Deathridge.

When historical archaeologists discuss public archaeology, does their use of "public" imply the same things as intended by public historians? As more archaeology undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in public history coursework (and public history students enrolled in archaeology courses), how is this relevant to their training? This paper will provide a brief review of public history’s development as a distinct field, noting current trends in civic engagement. It discusses the...