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public history



  • This Interactive Map Visualizes the Queer Geography of 20th-Century America

    by Meilan Solly

    A new public history initiative spearheaded by historians Eric Gonzaba and Amanda Regan is poised to bring a series of guidebooks for gay travelers into the digital age, drawing on more than 30,000 listings compiled between 1965 and 1980 to visualize queer spaces’ evolution over time.



  • A Fresh Take on the Mayflower’s History

    “We are changing the narrative at this moment in history,” said Michele Pecoraro, executive director of Plymouth 400. Today, she said, “it is all about a shared history among four nations, that looks at it from that perspective probably for the first time. The Wampanoag involvement is a first. The Netherlands involvement is a first. Those added perspectives offer more of a balanced picture.”



  • The 1619 Project and Bringing History to the People

    by Anne C. Bailey

    From my time as an undergraduate till my present position as a Professor of History at SUNY Binghamton, I have been frustrated that history seemed to belong to the few – the few who had made it their life’s work in the halls of academia, some of whom, as I was to learn, spoke more to each other than to the general public. 



  • Against Reconciliation

    by Adam Serwer

    The gravest danger to American democracy isn’t an excess of vitriol—it’s the false promise of civility.



  • Hungary’s Orban hopes a rabbi can save his country’s controversial new Holocaust museum

    Initially, a Hungarian official spoke of a museum that would highlight the "story of love between Hungarian Jews and non-Jews. A love that has survived everything. As a result of which there is still a large Hungarian Jewish community living in this country." The premise was decried as Holocaust revisionism by historians and museum professionals worldwide.