Working Historians
Interlude

Interlude

August 30, 2018

A musical interlude, with the soothing sounds of political speechifying from Senators Rand Paul, Chris Murphy, Bernie Sanders, Harry Reid, and Rand Paul again.

Citations: Senator Rand Paul filibustering John Brennan’s nomination for Director of Central Intelligence, March 6, 2013, https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4383732/senator-rand-paul-filibuster (at 0:12), accessed July 16, 2018. Senator Chris Murphy filibustering to discuss gun control, June 15, 2016, https://www.c-span.org/video/?411209-1/us-senate-holds-15-hour-debate-gun-control&live= (time?), accessed July 16, 2018. And https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-KzNp4TqGY (2:40) Senator Bernie Sanders filibustering legislation to extend tax cuts for upper classes, December 10, 2016, https://www.c-span.org/video/?297021-5/senator-sanders-filibuster (at 1:25), accessed July 16, 2018. Senator Harry Reid lamenting the use of the filibuster, July 11, 2012: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4023305/reid-defines-filibuster-oxford-english-dictionary (at 0:42), accessed July 16, 2018. Senator Rand Paul wrapping up his filibuster on Brennan’s nomination, March 6, 2013, https://www.c-span.org/video/?311354-7/senator-paul-closing-filibuster-remarks (at 3:36), accessed July 16, 2018.

Rob Denning and James Fennessy can be reached at workinghistorians@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

Ann Davis - Museum Specialist, Professor, and ICOFOM Board Member

Ann Davis - Museum Specialist, Professor, and ICOFOM Board Member

August 22, 2018

Dr. Ann Davis is the past president and current board member of ICOFOM, former director of the Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary, and professor of museum studies at a variety of institutions across Canada. Today we discuss Ann’s academic and professional background, her experiences as director of art museums, and her expectations for how museums will change in the twenty-first century.

This episode’s recommendations: Ann Davis and Kerstin Smeds, eds., Visiting the Visitor: An Enquiry into the Visitor Business in Museums (Columbia University Press, 2016): https://cup.columbia.edu/book/visiting-the-visitor/9783837632897 Nickle Arts Museum: https://nickle.ucalgary.ca/ Winnipeg Art Gallery: https://www.wag.ca/ Toledo Museum of Art: http://www.toledomuseum.org/

Rob Denning and James Fennessy can be reached at workinghistorians@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

Alyce Sadongei - Program Manager, American Indian Language Development Institute

Alyce Sadongei - Program Manager, American Indian Language Development Institute

August 9, 2018

Alyce Sadongei is the Program Manager for the American Indian Language Development Institute. In this episode, Alyce discusses her training and career, and the role that museums and other institutions play in the preservation of American Indian culture.

This episode’s recommendations: Camille Callison, Loriene Roy, and Gretchen LeCheminant, eds., Indigenous Notions of Ownership and Libraries, Archives and Museums (IFLA Publications, 2016), https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/429232 Alyce Sadongei, Old Poisons, New Problems: A Museum Resource for Managing Contaminated Cultural Materials (AltaMira Press, 2005), https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780759105157/Old-Poisons-New-Problems-A-Museum-Resource-for-Managing-Contaminated-Cultural-Materials Arizona State Museum: http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/ Kevin Kerslake, dir., Bad Reputation (2018): https://www.badreputationfilm.com/ Air and Space Museum: https://airandspace.si.edu/ National Museum of African American History and Culture: https://nmaahc.si.edu/

The American Indian Language Development Institute’s website is http://aildi.arizona.edu/. Rob Denning and James Fennessy can be reached at workinghistorians@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

Maya Rook presents “The Origins of the Witch Trials in Europe”

Maya Rook presents “The Origins of the Witch Trials in Europe”

August 4, 2018

Maya Rook, a historian, artist, and adjunct instructor with Southern New Hampshire University, provides critical insight into the "Origins of the Witch Trials in Europe." Fun fact: she is the direct descendant of a confessed witch from the Salem witch trials!

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