Female public anthropology student sits in small plane cockpit during her summer internship.
Start: October 20, 2017 9 a.m.
End: October 20, 2017 3:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Hall B

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Sandi Garcia
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Public History is the kind of history that one encounters outside of a classroom setting.  It is characterized not by the study of the past for its own sake as typically practiced by academic historians, but by projects or efforts that apply historical learning in practical efforts that engage the public, often collaboratively, primarily for the benefit of general audiences.  Examples of public history fields include archives, museum work, interpretation of historic sites, historic preservation, cultural resources management, editing of history journals and documentary collections, development of interpretive audiovisual media, entrepreneurial history, oral history, and public policy research and consulting.

Founded in 1988, we take this occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Public History Program.

The schedule for this day-long event follows:

First Panel 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Learn from program alumni how their public history program and internship helped them launch their careers.

Keynote Address 11:00 a.m. - Stephanie Lowe, Executive Director of the National Council on Public History, "Making a Career of Putting History to Work in teh World"

Second Panel 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. - Hear how recent program members have been able to use their experience to gain acceptance to grad school and their first career positions.

Career Center Workshop 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - "How to Get Hired: Marketing Your History Skills"

The event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.