Announcing This Year’s Public History Roundtable!

The Loyola University History Graduate Student Conference is pleased to announce this year’s public history roundtable: Chicago Public History in Motion. This roundtable discussion will focus on three public history projects currently underway in Chicago: History Moves, a community-curated museum on wheels; the National Public Housing Museum, a museum dedicated to the history of American public housing and its residents; and “Documenting Women’s Activism and Leadership in Chicago 1945-2000,” an archival project to document and share the history of women’s activism. This year’s speakers are:

  • Dr. Jennifer Brier, Principal Investigator/Curator, History Moves
  • Dr. Brad Hunt, Board Member, National Public Housing Museum
  • Mary Ann Johnson, President, Chicago Area Women’s History Council

Roundtable participants will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges and possibilities of these projects currently in motion in Chicago and to consider broader issues of community engagement and activism in urban public history. All conference attendees are welcome and encouraged to participate in the conversation.

Chicago Public History in Motion will take place during the third panel session from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. of the conference. We hope to see you there!

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