Working Historians
Vasilios Kostakis - Academic Adviser, Southern New Hampshire University

Vasilios Kostakis - Academic Adviser, Southern New Hampshire University

November 15, 2019

Vasilios Kostakis is an academic adviser and adjunct instructor for Southern New Hampshire University. In episode, Vasilios talks to James and Rob about his academic and professional background and how the skills he learned as a historian help him relate to university students as an academic adviser.

This episode’s recommendations: Jack Weatherford, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (Penguin Random House, 2005), https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/187628/genghis-khan-and-the-making-of-the-modern-world-by-jack-weatherford/ Lizzy Goodman, Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001-2011 (HarperCollins, 2018), https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062233103/meet-me-in-the-bathroom/ “Meet Me in the Bathroom: The Art Show,” curated by Hala Matar and Lizzy Goodman, The Hole, September 4-22, http://theholenyc.com/2019/06/29/meet-me-in-the-bathroom/ John R. McNeill, “AHA Interviews, Good Intentions, and Unexpected Consequences,” Perspectives on History (August 28, 2019), https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/september-2019/aha-interviews-good-intentions-and-unexpected-consequences

Jamie Goodall - Assistant Professor, Stevenson University

Jamie Goodall - Assistant Professor, Stevenson University

October 31, 2019

Dr. Jamie Goodall is Assistant Professor of History at Stevenson University in Maryland. In this episode, Dr. Goodall discusses her academic and professional background, her research on pirates, life as an assistant professor, and advice for history students entering the job market.

This episode’s recommendations: Mark G. Hanna, Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740 (University of North Carolina Press, 2015): https://uncpress.org/book/9781469636047/pirate-nests-and-the-rise-of-the-british-empire-1570-1740/ Ghost tours; any ghost tours. They’re really fun.

Allen York - US Army Veteran and Adjunct Instructor, SNHU

Allen York - US Army Veteran and Adjunct Instructor, SNHU

October 17, 2019

Dr. Allen York retired from the United States Army as a First Sergeant and is an adjunct instructor for the history programs at Southern New Hampshire University and elsewhere. In this episode, Allen discusses his research on the home front during the Civil War, how the field of military history has evolved over recent decades, how his experience in the military contributed to his academic career, and his current life as an academic.

This episode’s recommendations: Peter N. Stearns, “Why Study History,” (American Historical Association, 1998), https://www.historians.org/about-aha-and-membership/aha-history-and-archives/historical-archives/why-study-history-(1998) Julia Brookins and Sarah Fenton, eds., “Careers for History Majors” (American Historical Association, 2018), https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/why-study-history/careers-for-history-majors

Erik Johnsen - Adjunct Instructor

Erik Johnsen - Adjunct Instructor

October 1, 2019

Erik Johnsen is teaches history at Portland Community College, University of Portland, and Southern New Hampshire University. In this episode, Erik discusses his academic and professional background, his research into Austrian nationalism between World War I and the early Cold War, and life as a full-time part-time instructor.

This episode’s recommendations: Gary Gerstle, American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century, updated ed. (Princeton University Press, 2017), https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691173276/american-crucible Edward E. Baptist, The Half has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (Basic Books, 2016), https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/edward-e-baptist/the-half-has-never-been-told/9780465097685/ Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Penguin, 2011), https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/190696/the-warmth-of-other-suns-by-isabel-wilkerson/9780679763888/ Richard White, The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 (Oxford University Press, 2017), https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-republic-for-which-it-stands-9780199735815?cc=us〈=en&

Constitution Day 2019

Constitution Day 2019

September 16, 2019

In this episode commemorating Constitution Day, three scholars discuss the importance of the United States Constitution to their own academic work and the Constitution’s importance to American citizens. Christopher Kline, who teaches historical methods and American history in the graduate program, discusses the Whiskey Rebellion in the context of the early national era. Dr. Robert Irvine, a consultant for Parc Resources in Oregon who teaches American history in the graduate program at Southern New Hampshire University, discusses his work with Native American groups. Dr. Jeffrey Czarnec, Associate Dean for Social Sciences at SNHU who oversees the Criminal Justice program, discusses the importance of the Constitution, particularly the Fourth Amendment, to everyday police work.

Recommendations and Links: Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell, The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation (New York: Hill and Wang, 2008), https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780809094707. Library of Congress Documents on Constitution Day: https://www.loc.gov/law/help/commemorative-observations/constitution-day.php

Zeb Larson - Freelance Writer

Zeb Larson - Freelance Writer

July 11, 2019

Zeb Larson earned his doctorate in diplomatic history from The Ohio State University in 2019 and is a freelance writer. He also records interviews for the New Books Network’s American history podcast. In this episode, Rob and Zeb discuss what it means to be a freelance writer and advice for history students entering the job market.

Links: “We Need to Systematize Alt-Ac Career Guidance,” Inside Higher Ed (November 21, 2018) https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2018/11/21/advisers-and-institutions-should-systematize-guidance-students-about-alt-ac. “The Need for Outside Jobs in Grad School,” Inside Higher Ed (July 3, 2019), https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2019/07/03/more-grad-students-should-be-allowed-take-jobs-outside-academe-opinion. Zeb’s interviews for the New Books Network: https://newbooksnetwork.com/?s=zeb+larson.

Marc Reyes and William Black - Editors, Contingent Magazine

Marc Reyes and William Black - Editors, Contingent Magazine

June 26, 2019

Marc Reyes and Bill Black are editors of Contingent Magazine, a non-profit online publication dedicated to the radical idea that historians deserve to be paid for their work. In this episode we discuss their academic and professional backgrounds and also talk about the magazine itself, which invites pitches from all historians that may not fit with more traditional academic history publications.

This episode’s recommendations: You’re Wrong About… podcast: https://t.co/h53UhP25ig Kings, Kitchens, and their Stories: https://www.netflix.com/title/80102162 John O’Malley, Urethane Revolution: The Birth of Skate, San Diego 1975 (The History Press, 2019), https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467139908 Karin Wulf, “What Naomi Wolf and Cokie Roberts Teach Us About the Need for Historians,” Washington Post, June 11, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/11/what-naomi-wolf-cokie-roberts-teach-us-about-need-historians/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7da8e60882c7

Henry Crawford - Owner, History by Choice

Henry Crawford - Owner, History by Choice

June 13, 2019

Henry Crawford is the retired Curator of History for the Museum of Texas Tech University and is currently affiliated with the Science Spectrum in Lubbock, Texas. He is the owner and operator of History by Choice, where he serves as a living history consultant.

This episode’s recommendations: The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums: https://www.alhfam.org/ Museum of Texas Tech University: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/ Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center: https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/

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

Adrian Calamel - The Arab Spring Episode 5 - Conclusions

Adrian Calamel - The Arab Spring Episode 5 - Conclusions

May 30, 2019

Dr. Adrian Calamel is a professor at Finger Lakes Community College. In this five-episode series, Dr. Calamel is discussing the recent Arab Spring phenomenon in the Middle East. In this final episode, we discuss developments in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Syria up to the present day.

Further Readings Books 1. Eric Trager, Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2016). 2. Fouad Ajami, The Syrian Rebellion (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 2012). 3. Robert F. Worth, A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS (New York: Macmillan, 2016). 4. Ibrahim Fraihat, Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring (Yale University Press, 2016). 5. Christopher Phillips, The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016). 6. Peter Cole and Brian McQuinn, The Libyan Revolution and its Aftermath (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Articles 1. Anthony H. Cordesman, “Stability and Security in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and the Rest of the MENA Region”, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Nov. 8, 2011 2. Fouad Ajami, “The Arab Spring at One A Year of Living Dangerously” Foreign Affairs, Mar 1, 2012. 3. “Planning for a Post-Gadhafi Libya”, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), July 25, 2011 4. Kamal Eldin Osman Salih, “The Roots and Causes of the 2011 Arab Uprisings” Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Spring 2013), pp. 184-206 5. Fouad Ajami, “Tracking the Arab Spring: The Best Day After a Bad Emperor is the First,” Center for International and Regional Issues” CIRS Newsletter, Fall 2011, No. 11 6. DB Research Deutsche Bank, “Two years of Arab Spring Where are we now? What’s next?” Emerging Markets, Jan. 25, 2013 7. Eric Trager, “Egypt's Looming Competitive Theocracy” The Hudson Institute, Dec. 27, 2012 8. Alexis Arief, Carla E. Humud “Political Transition in Tunisia” Congressional Research Service, Feb. 10, 2015

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

Adrian Calamel - The Arab Spring Episode 4 - Syria

Adrian Calamel - The Arab Spring Episode 4 - Syria

May 16, 2019

Dr. Adrian Calamel is a professor at Finger Lakes Community College. In this five-episode series, Dr. Calamel is discussing the recent Arab Spring phenomenon in the Middle East. In this fourth episode, he discusses how the Arab Spring played out in Syria.

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

Adrian Calamel - The Arab Spring Episode 3 - Yemen and Libya

Adrian Calamel - The Arab Spring Episode 3 - Yemen and Libya

May 2, 2019

Dr. Adrian Calamel is a professor at Finger Lakes Community College. In this five-episode series, Dr. Calamel is discussing the recent Arab Spring phenomenon in the Middle East. In this third episode, he discusses the event’s significance for Yemen and Libya.

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

Adrian Calamel - The Arab Spring Episode 2 - Tunisia and Egypt

Adrian Calamel - The Arab Spring Episode 2 - Tunisia and Egypt

April 21, 2019

Dr. Adrian Calamel is a professor at Finger Lakes Community College. In this five-episode series, Dr. Calamel is discussing the recent Arab Spring phenomenon in the Middle East. In this second episode, he discusses the event’s significance for Tunisia and Egypt.

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

Adrian Calamel - The Arab Spring Episode 1

Adrian Calamel - The Arab Spring Episode 1

April 5, 2019

Dr. Adrian Calamel teaches history at Finger Lakes Community College. In this five-episode series, Dr. Calamel is discussing the recent Arab Spring phenomenon in the Middle East. In this first episode, he discusses the overall timeline and significance for the Arab Spring throughout the region.

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

Shannon Lange - Curator, Bricks to Blocks

Shannon Lange - Curator, Bricks to Blocks

March 21, 2019

Shannon Lange is the Curator for Blocks to Bricks in Schaumburg, Illinois and a recent graduate of the SNHU graduate history program with a concentration in public history. In this episode we talk about Shannon’s academic and professional careers.

This episode’s recommendations: Blocks to Bricks: Constructing Imagination: https://blockstobricks.com/ Michael Stephenson, The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die in Battle (Broadway Books, 2013), https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/172830/the-last-full-measure-by-michael-stephenson/9780307395856/.

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

Sara English - Graduate Student, Eastern Illinois University

Sara English - Graduate Student, Eastern Illinois University

March 6, 2019

Sara English is a graduate assistant and Vice President of Public Relations for the Graduate Student Advisory Council at Eastern Illinois University. In this episode we talk about Sara’s efforts to find out what career-related resources and opportunities exist for graduates of MA History programs.

Resources: American Historical Association “MA in History” Community: http://communities.historians.org/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=74879284-9a02-4caf-a6cf-7a53dbfef8ef (requires AHA membership)

Stephanie Averill on “Our Boys: The First Status of Forces Treaties and the Problem of Jurisdiction”

Stephanie Averill on “Our Boys: The First Status of Forces Treaties and the Problem of Jurisdiction”

February 20, 2019

Dr. Stephanie Averill teaches in the graduate history program at Southern New Hampshire University, specializing in historiography and the capstone thesis. In this episode, Dr. Averill is presenting “Our Boys: The First Status of Forces Treaties and the Problem of Jurisdiction.”

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

Stephanie McConnell - Adjunct Instructor, Southern New Hampshire University

Stephanie McConnell - Adjunct Instructor, Southern New Hampshire University

February 6, 2019

Dr. Stephanie McConnell is a historian of sports and the Cold War and is an instructor in the graduate history program at Southern New Hampshire University. In this episode, Dr. McConnell discusses her academic and professional backgrounds, her research interests, and the working lives of historians.

This episode’s recommendations: The Man in the High Castle, TV series, Amazon, 2015 to present. https://www.amazon.com/Man-High-Castle-Season/dp/B00RSGFRY8 First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle, University Pictures Home Entertainment, 2018. https://www.uphe.com/movies/first-man

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

Christopher Chan - Writer and Instructor, Southern New Hampshire University

Christopher Chan - Writer and Instructor, Southern New Hampshire University

January 9, 2019

Dr. Christopher Chan is a writer and Adjunct Instructor for History at Southern New Hampshire University. In this episode, Chris talks a bit about his MA in Library Sciences, the theft of documents from the National Archives, the decline of shopping malls, working for an internet startup, Agatha Christie, the academic job market, and a bunch of other topics.

This episode’s recommendations: Dorothy Marcic, With One Shot: Family, Murder and a Search for Justice (New York: Kensington Publishing Corp., 2018), http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/36070 Mark Lemberger, Crime of Magnitude: The Murder of Little Annie (Createspace, 2016), https://www.amazon.com/Crime-Magnitude-Murder-Little-Annie/dp/1537260235/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1538504236&sr=1-1&keywords=crime+of+magnitude Bright Sun Films: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5k3Kc0avyDJ2nG9Kxm9JmQ Steve James, dir., America to Me (Kartemquin Films, 2018), https://kartemquin.com/films/america-to-me Sam Wineburg, Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone) (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018), https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/W/bo23022136.html

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

Charles Reed - Associate Professor of History, ECSU, and President, H-Net

Charles Reed - Associate Professor of History, ECSU, and President, H-Net

December 24, 2018

Dr. Charles Reed is Associate Professor of History at Elizabeth City State University and it most of the way through his term as President of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online. In this episode, we talk about Chas’s background and his reign as president, but we also wander through other topics, such as declining enrollments in history programs, historically black colleges and universities, history-based role-playing and video games, and why everybody should care about H-Net.

This episode’s recommendations: Miles Taylor, Empress: Queen Victoria and India (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018), https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300118094/empress. Richard Zacks, Chasing the Last Laugh: How Mark Twain Escaped Debt and Disgrace with a Round-the-World Comedy Tour (New York: Penguin Random House, 2017), https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/220148/chasing-the-last-laugh-by-richard-zacks/9780345802538/.

Other items of interest: Clio app: https://www.theclio.com/web/ Reacting to the Past role-playing games: https://reacting.barnard.edu/ Benjamin M. Schmidt, “The History BA Since the Great Recession,” Perspectives on History, November 26, 2018, https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/december-2018/the-history-ba-since-the-great-recession-the-2018-aha-majors-report

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

Brian Cervantez discusses Amon Carter, A Lone Star Life

Brian Cervantez discusses Amon Carter, A Lone Star Life

December 12, 2018

Dr. Brian Cervantez is Associate Professor at Tarrant County College in Texas, where he specializes in the history of the American South. Today he discusses the subject of his forthcoming book, Amon Carter: A Lone Star Life, to be released in 2019 by the University of Oklahoma Press. For more information, visit the publisher’s website: https://www.oupress.com/books/15070738/amon-carter

Jason Larson - Religion and Philosophy Teacher, Hotchkiss School

Jason Larson - Religion and Philosophy Teacher, Hotchkiss School

November 29, 2018

Dr. Jason Larson is an Instructor in Philosophy and Religion at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut and an adjunct instructor at Southern New Hampshire University. Today we will discuss Dr. Larson’s academic and professional background and his experiences teaching at a private boarding school.

Recommendations: Travel! Kronborg Castle: http://kongeligeslotte.dk/en/palaces-and-gardens/kronborg-castle.html Atlas Obscura website (https://www.atlasobscura.com/) and book (https://www.atlasobscura.com/unique-gifts/atlas-obscura-book)

The recruitment firm discussed in this episode is Carney Sandoe & Associates: https://www.carneysandoe.com/. Rob Denning and James Fennessy can be reached at workinghistorians@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

Julie Mujic - Owner, Paramount Historical Consulting, and Jason Engle - Historian

Julie Mujic - Owner, Paramount Historical Consulting, and Jason Engle - Historian

November 14, 2018

Dr. Julie Mujic is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Dennison University and the owner of Paramount Historical Consulting, LLC. Dr. Jason Engle is an adjunct instructor for Southern New Hampshire University. In this episode, Julie and Jason talk to Rob about their backgrounds, alternative careers for historians, and developing an exhibit for the Columbus Historical Society on “’We Shall Remember Them’: How Columbus Remembered the Great War.”

“We Shall Remember Them”: How Columbus Remembered the Great War," exhibit at the Columbus Historical Society, open August 30, 2018 through April 30, 2019, https://www.columbushistory.org/wwi/

Roya Rostamian - Adjunct Instructor, SNHU, and President, Metro Geotechnical LLC

Roya Rostamian - Adjunct Instructor, SNHU, and President, Metro Geotechnical LLC

October 31, 2018

Roya Rostamian is an adjunct instructor in the history and general education departments at Southern New Hampshire University and is the owner of Metro Geotechnical, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. In this episode we discuss Roya’s path from Iran to the United States (and her path from engineering to history), her study of international terrorism, and self-publishing books on Amazon.

Elizabeth Spott - Technical Faculty for Social Sciences, Southern New Hampshire University

Elizabeth Spott - Technical Faculty for Social Sciences, Southern New Hampshire University

October 18, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Spott is an archaeologist and is Technical Faculty for Social Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University. In this episode, Dr. Spott discusses her academic and professional background, explains the connections between anthropology, archaeology, and history, and talks about the careers open to students in those fields.

This episode’s recommendations: Lina Zeldovich, “14,000-Year-Old Piece of Bread Rewrites the History of Baking and Farming,” National Public Radio, July 24, 2018, https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/07/24/631583427/14-000-year-old-piece-of-bread-rewrites-the-history-of-baking-and-farming (yes, this is a repeat). Nova, “Dawn of Humanity,” directed by Graham Townsley, aired on PBS June 20, 2018: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/dawn-of-humanity.html. Margarita Diaz-Andreu, Sam Lucy, Stasa Babic, and David N. Edwards, eds., Archaeology of Identity: Approaches to Gender, Age, Status, Ethnicity, and Religion (London: Routledge, 2005): https://www.routledge.com/Archaeology-of-Identity/Diaz-Andreu-Lucy/p/book/9780415197465. Urban Coyote Research Project: https://urbancoyoteresearch.com/

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

Daniel Peters - Research and Facilities Manager, Manchester Historic Association

Daniel Peters - Research and Facilities Manager, Manchester Historic Association

October 3, 2018

Daniel Peters is the Research and Facilities Manager for the Manchester Historic Association in Manchester, New Hampshire. In this episode, Rob and James visited the Association’s Research Center to talk to Dan about his background, the Manchester Historic Association’s work, and the importance of such institutions to the preservation and study of local history.

This episode’s recommendations: “Manchester and the Great War” exhibit at the Manchester Historic Association: https://www.manchesterhistoric.org/events/214-exhibit-opening-6 Manchester Historic Association: https://www.manchesterhistoric.org/ Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Campaign Cloth at the MHA (picture on Twitter)

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

“Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” Opening Remarks

“Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” Opening Remarks

September 28, 2018

Opening remarks by James Fennessy, Robert Denning (starting at 10:20), Debbie Disston (starting at 22:42), and Yun Shun Susie Chung (starting at 38:46). This recording is audio only and has been edited to remove false starts, technical glitches, and lengthy silences. Video version (with visual aids) is available here: https://youtu.be/ycPpvzSOAok.

Panel I: Nation-Building in Museums in the United States

Panel I: Nation-Building in Museums in the United States

September 27, 2018

Panel Chairs: Anna Leshchenko and Deborah Ziska Lara Hall, M.A., "In Lieu of Objectivity: Defining Advocacy in the New Museum” (starting at 0:01:34) Mariko Kageyama, M.S., J.D., "Legal, Equitable, and Ethical Perspectives on Heritage in Museums” (starting at 0:17:30) Jillian Hartley, Ph.D., “Commemorating the Civil War in Border States: The Case of John Hunt Morgan” (starting at 0:35:39) This recording is audio only and has been edited to remove false starts, technical glitches, and lengthy silences. Video version (with visual aids) is available here: https://youtu.be/bF47gZNRkNI

Panel II: Collecting Tangible and Non-Tangible Heritage in Museums in the United States

Panel II: Collecting Tangible and Non-Tangible Heritage in Museums in the United States

September 27, 2018

Panel Chairs: Monica de Gorgas and David de la Torre Jeffrey Max Henry, M.A., "The Artifacts of Cultural Change and Their Effect on the Museum” (starting at 1:40) Fabienne Sowa-Dobkowski, Ph.D., “Calling for the Inclusion of “Natural” Heritage in the New ICOM Definition of the Museum” (starting at 4:09) Alexandros Giannikopoulos, M.Sc., "Museum 4D” (starting at 21:27) This recording is audio only and has been edited to remove false starts, technical glitches, and lengthy silences. Jeffrey Henry’s presentation has been replaced by a short abstract and slideshow. Video version (with visual aids) is available here: https://youtu.be/XUUCr_nS6Ng

Panel III: Serving Nearby Heritage for All in Museums in the United States

Panel III: Serving Nearby Heritage for All in Museums in the United States

September 27, 2018

Panel Chairs: Yun Shun Susie Chung and Robert Denning Natalie Sweet, M.A., “Defining the Citizen within the Rural Museum: A Case Study in Programming” Sara Torres Vega, Ph.D., “The 21st Century Museum as a Lab: Lessons Learned from MoMA’s Educational History” Diana E. Marsh, Ph.D., “Toward Inclusive Museum Archives: User Research at the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives” Antoniette M. Guglielmo, Ph.D., “Museums of Greater Consciousness” This recording is audio only and has been edited to remove false starts, technical glitches, and lengthy silences.

“Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” Symposium Closing Keynote and Remarks

“Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” Symposium Closing Keynote and Remarks

September 27, 2018

"Defining the Museum of the 21st Century" Symposium Closing Keynote and Remarks by Robert Denning and James Fennessy

“Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” Opening Keynotes

“Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” Opening Keynotes

September 25, 2018

François Mairesse, "History & Developments of ICOFOM and Defining the Museum of the 21st Century" Alyce Sadongei, "The 21st Century Museum in Native America" (starting at 0:30:00). This recording is audio only and has been edited to remove false starts, technical glitches, and lengthy silences. Video version (with visual aids) is available here: https://youtu.be/GoLt4f6DGSI

Heather Mayer - Historian

Heather Mayer - Historian

September 19, 2018

Dr. Heather Mayer teaches history at Portland Community College and Southern New Hampshire University. In this episode, Dr. Mayer discusses her new book, Beyond the Rebel Girl: Women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924 and her recent article in the Washington Post.

This episode’s recommendations: Heather Mayer, Beyond the Rebel Girl: Women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924 (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2018): http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/beyond-rebel-girl Heather Mayer, “The Alt-Right Manipulates Free-Speech Rights. We Should Defend Those Rights Anyway,” The Washington Post, August 21, 2018: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2018/08/21/the-alt-right-manipulates-free-speech-rights-we-should-defend-those-rights-anyway/?utm_term=.a296321ab1b9 #Twitterstorians’ Twitter feeds: Kevin Kruse (@kevinmkruse), Heather Ann Thompson (@hthompsn) Project Recover: https://projectrecover.org/blog/2018/08/15/project-recover-discovers-stern-of-world-war-ii-u-s-destroyer-off-remote-alaskan-island-in-noaa-supported-mission/ Laura Alice Watt, The Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017): https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520277083/the-paradox-of-preservation Rob’s review of The Paradox of Preservation: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=51931

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

Constitution Day 2018 - Presented by Karen Webb

Constitution Day 2018 - Presented by Karen Webb

September 17, 2018

The Working Historians podcast "History Soundbites presents a special Constitution Day 2018 episode with historian Karen Webb.

Natalie Sweet - Program Coordinator, Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

Natalie Sweet - Program Coordinator, Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

September 6, 2018

Natalie Sweet is the Program Coordinator for the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. In this episode, Natalie talks about her academic and professional background, her experiences researching and writing about Abraham Lincoln, and her role at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum.

This episode’s recommendations: John Reeves, The Lost indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case against an American Icon (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538110393/The-Lost-Indictment-of-Robert-E.-Lee-The-Forgotten-Case-Against-an-American-Icon Lina Zeldovich, “14,000-Year-Old Piece of Bread Rewrites the History of Baking and Farming,” National Public Radio, July 24, 2018, https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/07/24/631583427/14-000-year-old-piece-of-bread-rewrites-the-history-of-baking-and-farming Lakeside Press: http://www.lakesideclassicbooks.com/

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

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!

Anna Leshchenko - Museologist and ICOFOM Board Member

Anna Leshchenko - Museologist and ICOFOM Board Member

July 26, 2018

Anna Leshchenko is a museum specialist and board member of the International Committee for Museology. In this episode we talk to Anna about her academic and professional background, her experiences with ICOFOM, and her determination to incorporate data analytics and other scientific principles into the study of museums.

This episode’s recommendations: GULAG History State Museum: http://www.gmig.ru/ Anna Leshchenko, “What does the Future of Museums Look Like?” Aksenov Family Foundation (2016): http://aksenovff.com/en/what-does-the-future-of-museums-look-like/ Museum of Ice Cream: https://www.museumoficecream.com/ Alfred W. Crosby’s passing: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/alfred-crosby-environmental-historian-of-columbian-exchange-dies-at-87/2018/04/05/d16963e2-38de-11e8-9c0a-85d477d9a226_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f6128da46615

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

Deborah Ziska - Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University

Deborah Ziska - Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University

July 11, 2018

Deborah Ziska teaches for Johns Hopkins University, is a board member for the United States and Marketing and Public Relations Committees of the International Council of Museums and for the Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas for the Organization of American States, and is the former Chief of Communications for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. In this episode, we discuss Deborah’s career and current museum projects she is involved with in Latin America.

This episode’s recommendations: ICOM website: http://www.icomus.org/ Favela Museum, Rio de Janeiro: https://www.museudefavela.org/ Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan: https://www.si.edu/Exhibitions/Turquoise-Mountain-Artists-Transforming-Afghanistan-5975 National Memorial for Peace and Justice: https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/ Assassin’s Creed Origins: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/arts/assassins-creed-origins-education.html

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

Mónica Risnicoff de Gorgas – Museologist and ICOFOM Board Member

Mónica Risnicoff de Gorgas – Museologist and ICOFOM Board Member

June 28, 2018

Mónica Risnicoff de Gorgas is a museum specialist, Board Member for the International Committee for Museology, and an instructor at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. In this episode, we discuss her career in a variety of museums and important new trends in museology, including an increasing emphasis on diversity.

This episode’s recommendations: Zvetan Todoroff, Conquest of America: The Question of the Other (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999). http://www.oupress.com/ECommerce/Book/Detail/1079/the%20conquest%20of%20america Museo Nacional Estancia Jesuítica de Alta Gracia y Casa del Virrey: https://museoliniers.cultura.gob.ar/ Risnicoff de Gorgas, M. (2001). “Reality as Illusion, the Historic Houses that Become Museums.” Museum International, 53 (2), 10-15. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14680033/53/2 Risnicoff de Gorgas, M. (2016). "Afro-Descendent heritage and its unacknowledged legacy in Latin American museum." En B.L.Murphy (coord.), Museums, Ethics and Cultural Heritage (pp. 296-303). New York,NY: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Museums-Ethics-and-Cultural-Heritage/ICOM/p/book/9781138676329 The Declaration of the Round Table of Santiago de Chile in 1972: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/Ulis/cgi-bin/ulis.pl?catno=7600&set=49E8AF01_1_43&gp=0&lin=1 UNESCO Slave Route Project: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/slave-route/spotlight/preservation-of-memorial-sites-and-places/wh-properties-directly-linked-to-slavery/ Seth Denbo, “Online Only: What the Proposed Virtual Obama Presidential Library Means for Historians,” Perspectives on History, 56:3 (March 2018), 29-31. https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/march-2018/online-only-what-the-proposed-virtual-obama-presidential-library-means-for-historians

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

David de la Torre - Curator of Exhibitions, Jewish Community Center of SF

David de la Torre - Curator of Exhibitions, Jewish Community Center of SF

June 12, 2018

David de la Torre is the Curator of Exhibitions at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and a Senior Museum Associate at Community Arts International. In this episode of Filibustering Museology, we discuss David’s career, the development of museology over the past four decades, and the ways that students can enter museum-related careers.

This episode’s recommendations: Richard N. Bolles, What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers (Ten Speed Press, 1970 and later), http://www.parachutebook.com/ Mission Dolores Basilica: https://www.missiondolores.org/ John Martini, Sutro’s Glass Palace: The Story of Sutro Baths (Bodega Bay, Calif.: Hole in the Head Press, 2014): http://www.holeintheheadpress.com/sutro.html “The Race Issue,” National Geographic (April 2018): http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/12/the-race-issue-national-geographic-magazine-april-2018/

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

Bruno Brulon Soares - Professor of Museology, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Bruno Brulon Soares - Professor of Museology, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

May 30, 2018

Dr. Bruno Brulon Soares is a Professor of Museology at Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and is Vice President of the International Committee for Museology (ICOFOM). In this episode of Filibustering Museology we talk about Bruno’s academic career and his research into experimental and community museums.

This episode’s recommendations: Museum of Removals in Rio de Janeiro: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/05/rios-museum-of-removals-shows-the-human-cost-of-th.html Bruno Brulon Soares and Anaildo Bernardo Baraçal, Stránský: uma ponte Brno — Brasil / Stránský: a bridge Brno — Brazil (ICOFOM, 2017): http://network.icom.museum/fileadmin/user_upload/minisites/icofom/images/Icofom_Stransky_couv_cahierFINAL.pdf Bruno Brulon Soares, História da Museologia [The History of Museology]: https://historiadamuseologia.blog/ Brooklyn Museum controversy: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brooklyn-museum-white-curator-african-art_us_5abc09e6e4b06409775cd2d7

Rob Denning can be reached at snhuhistory@gmail.com or r.denning@snhu.edu. James Fennessy can be reached at j.fennessy@snhu.edu. Susie Chung can be reached at y.chung1@snhu.edu. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

LauriAnn Deaver presents “The Mormon Response to the 1976 Teton Dam Collapse”

LauriAnn Deaver presents “The Mormon Response to the 1976 Teton Dam Collapse”

May 16, 2018

LauriAnn Deaver presents "The Mormon Response to the 1976 Teton Dam Collapse"

François Mairesse – Professor of Museology, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris, and ICOFOM President

François Mairesse – Professor of Museology, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris, and ICOFOM President

May 8, 2018

Dr. François Mairesse is a professor at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and is president of the International Committee for Museology. In this episode of Filibustering Museology we discuss Dr. Mairesse’s background, the various symposia hosted by ICOFOM, and the changing definitions of “museum.”

This episode’s recommendations: ICOFOM Study Series: http://network.icom.museum/icofom/publications/icofom-study-series/ Defining the Museum in the 21st Century: The ICOFOM Symposiums: http://network.icom.museum/icofom/meetings/previous-conferences/defining-the-museum/ Digital Harlem: Everyday Life 1915-1930: http://digitalharlem.org/ Dylan Ruediger, “The AHA Jobs Report: The 2016-17 Data Obscure as Much as They Reveal,” Perspectives on History (February, 2018), https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/march-2018/the-aha-jobs-report-the-2016%E2%80%9317-data-obscure-as-much-as-they-reveal

Rob Denning can be reached at snhuhistory@gmail.com or r.denning@snhu.edu. James Fennessy can be reached at j.fennessy@snhu.edu. Susie Chung can be reached at y.chung1@snhu.edu. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

Gillian Glaes discusses African Political Activism in Post-Colonial France

Gillian Glaes discusses African Political Activism in Post-Colonial France

May 1, 2018

Dr. Gillian Glaes presents African Political Activism in Post-Colonial France: State Surveillance and Social Welfare.

Gillian Glaes - Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Montana at Missoula

Gillian Glaes - Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Montana at Missoula

April 25, 2018

Dr. Gillian Glaes is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Montana at Missoula. In this episode of Filibustering History we talk about her background, her adventures in accessing classified documents in a foreign country, and the book publication process.

Dr. Glaes can be reached at g.glaes@snhu.edu. Rob Denning can be reached at snhuhistory@gmail.com or r.denning@snhu.edu. James Fennessy can be reached at j.fennessy@snhu.edu. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

Katherine Perrotta presents “19th Century Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Activist Elizabeth Jennings”

Katherine Perrotta presents “19th Century Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Activist Elizabeth Jennings”

April 20, 2018

Katherine Perrotta presents "Nineteenth Century Rosa Parks: The Legacy of Antebellum Civil Rights Activist Elizabeth Jennings."

Lauriann Deaver - Instructor, Southern New Hampshire University

Lauriann Deaver - Instructor, Southern New Hampshire University

April 11, 2018

Lauriann Deaver is a history instructor for Southern New Hampshire University who recently recorded a conversation about her research on the collapse of the Teton Dam in eastern Idaho in 1976, and the response to that collapse from the state and federal governments and from local civic and religious organizations. That conversation will be available separately as an episode of History Soundbites. In this episode of Filibustering History, Rob and Lauriann discuss her research, her background, and her future endeavors.

This episode’s recommendations: Edward Baptist, The Half has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (Basic books, 2016). https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/edward-e-baptist/the-half-has-never-been-told/9780465097685/ Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016). https://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/The-Other-Slavery/9780544947108 Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Teaching Hard History” Report: https://www.splcenter.org/20180131/teaching-hard-history

Lauriann Deaver can be reached at l.deaver@snhu.edu. Rob Denning can be reached at snhuhistory@gmail.com or r.denning@snhu.edu. James Fennessy can be reached at j.fennessy@snhu.edu. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

Jeffrey Henry - Museum Professional

Jeffrey Henry - Museum Professional

March 28, 2018

Jeffrey Henry is a recent graduate of the Master of Arts program in public history at Southern New Hampshire University and is currently working on projects for a number of institutions, including the Fruitlands Museum in Massachusetts and the American Antiquarianism Society. In this episode of Filibustering History we talk about his background, networking with museum professionals, and digitizing old periodicals for the AAS.

Rob Denning can be reached at snhuhistory@gmail.com or r.denning@snhu.edu. James Fennessy can be reached at j.fennessy@snhu.edu. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

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