Atlanta History Center on Confederate monuments

The Atlanta History Center has released a guide to “Confederate Monument Interpretation,” including a Confederate Monument Interpretation Template, a Guide for Placing Monuments in Context, and a page for Research: Books and Latest News. This is a great resource for anyone in the public who wishes to research the history of a monument, consult with… More Atlanta History Center on Confederate monuments

Public historians, social good, and measures of success

Ashley Luskey posted a lengthy piece at the Civil Discourse blog making strong cases for public historian collaborations in the civic square, and for maintenance of Confederate monuments for in situ interpretation. I printed it out (I’m analog like that) and my copy is marked up with agreed…agreed…agreed…excellent point… and in one spot super-agree!!! I… More Public historians, social good, and measures of success

History weekend

Went to Atlanta to see the Bigwigs talk about things. You have my thoughts. The number of people I caught up with was equal to the number of people there that I missed. Returned to the Carolinas just in time to see an old friend eviscerate hogs. I think I’m going to add a unit… More History weekend

Here’s what I mean by “dropping objectivity”

Driving home from ATL I worried that my earlier admonition to “drop the pretense of objectivity and neutrality” in exhibits is needlessly glib (well, it is) and I wanted to clarify using an exhibit I saw last fall—Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations at the National Museum of the… More Here’s what I mean by “dropping objectivity”