Category: professional development

Fun with Public Lectures 5

Fun with Public Lectures

Last Thursday (March 1) I gave my first public lecture at Historic St. Mary’s City. After such a large crowd at the panel discussion at St. Mary’s College, I thought that the group would...

AAG Recap 0

AAG Recap

Over the past two days, I have presented, attended and been a panelist in 3 sessions at the Association of American Geographer’s Annual Meeting in New York City. Always a fun place to be,...

Putting Politics Aside 0

Putting Politics Aside

Is that even possible? I ask that question because I am watching how the improper use of politics can harm historical organizations and assassinate morale. Some would say…you dare go there? Aren’t you worried...

Why fight it? Use it. The Double Standard 0

Why fight it? Use it. The Double Standard

I’m used to double standards in life. They exist in relationships between men and women, they run politics and have been one of those facts of life you don’t really care for but they...

Leaving a Legacy 0

Leaving a Legacy

Working with the American Experience and The Student Freedom Ride, I had a chance to think about what kind of legacy I want to leave. What exactly did I want others to remember about...

NCPH 2011 2

NCPH 2011

This past week, I had the joy of attending my first professional conference. I am a member of the National Council on Public History and finally got to go to an annual meeting, this...

Slave Life Interpretation: A Human Resources Nightmare? 0

Slave Life Interpretation: A Human Resources Nightmare?

Potentially. So I talk about what it’s like to be a slave interpreter, what it’s like to deal with the public, but I never really touch on what it means to be the only...

Where are the black folks on the plantation? 0

Where are the black folks on the plantation?

Wanted: Willing and able African Americans interested in their role of the building of the US Economy circa 1780-1850. Must be eager to give the public information based on this time period as it...

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