UGA Public History in Washington DC

UGA Public History in Washington DC Public History in Washington DC is a summer internship program of the History Department at the University of Georgia.

07/05/2019

See what one of our 2019 Summer Public History interns in DC is doing this summer -

"Hi! My name is Sarah Savoie, and I’m a senior History major! This summer I’m working with the Chronicling America project in the Manuscripts Division at the Library of Congress! I’ll be creating content for Topic Guides that assist researchers and students, as well as helping with the software transition to the new LibGuides system! You can check out some of the Topic Guides at www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/index.html."

Public History and other students will be excited to learn that the history department is announcing our participation i...
07/02/2019

Public History and other students will be excited to learn that the history department is announcing our participation in a NEW Double Dawgs partnership with Historic Preservation!

The following Double Dawgs program has been approved and is effective Fall 2019:

History A.B./Historic Preservation M.H.P.

For more information about the Double Dawgs program, please visit the Double Dawgs website at DoubleDawgs.uga.edu.

Saturday at UGA's Hargrett Libraries - a special event on Saturday, July 6. 'Hargrett From the Vault', a special one-day...
06/17/2019
Hargrett From the Vault

Saturday at UGA's Hargrett Libraries - a special event on Saturday, July 6. 'Hargrett From the Vault', a special one-day exhibition of some of our rarest and most fragile artifacts. This event will be free and open to the public. For more information: https://tinyurl.com/y4jrxh8u

This one-day exhibit will highlight some of the more fragile and rare items held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Items on display will include: Babylonian clay tablets, 17th-century Persian ma...

My name is Julia Mun. I am a rising junior, double majoring in Art History and International Affairs with a Museum Studi...
06/13/2019

My name is Julia Mun. I am a rising junior, double majoring in Art History and International Affairs with a Museum Studies Certificate. I am interning with the registration department at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. My responsibilities include drafting loan agreements and letters for current and forthcoming exhibitions, handling art in both onsite and offsite storage areas, and helping to facilitate the movement and housing of objects. I am also researching copyright laws and ensuring logistics like proper accession numbers are met for exhibitions. I am excited to learn more about different aspects of museum work and to expand on my previous experiences in museums to understand how registration impacts the exhibition process.

Hi, my name is Lindsay Brink! I am a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in History. This summer I am inte...
06/11/2019

Hi, my name is Lindsay Brink! I am a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in History. This summer I am interning at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens as their Archives & Special Collections Library/Digital Assets Intern. I will be working on a few projects this summer including updating catalog records, cleaning and adding metadata to digital objects in Hillwood's digital assets management system, and appraising and processing electronic records. I have already been exposed to many different areas in the public history field and cannot wait to broaden my knowledge even more!

Hi, my name is Caroline Spencer. I am a senior at UGA majoring in history and earning a certificate in Museum Studies. T...
06/11/2019

Hi, my name is Caroline Spencer. I am a senior at UGA majoring in history and earning a certificate in Museum Studies. This summer I am interning at the National Park Service at its National Capital Region as a research intern. Currently, I am working on research for the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality Monument, particularly African American women in Washington, DC involved in women's suffrage. In July, I will be working on a project documenting African American schools in the United States built during Reconstruction.

UGA Public History in Washington DC's cover photo
06/10/2019

UGA Public History in Washington DC's cover photo

2019 Public History Summer in DC Internship at the president Woodrow Wilson House-  My name is Griffin Bates and I am a ...
06/10/2019

2019 Public History Summer in DC Internship at the president Woodrow Wilson House-
My name is Griffin Bates and I am a history major with a minor in horticulture and certificate in historic preservation I am interning at the President Woodrow Wilson House, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. My primary responsibilities are assisting in research about women's suffrage in relation to Woodrow Wilson history for an exhibition set out to be open in 2020. I also sift through the National Trust’s database of archives to create a broader narrative about the pieces of furniture in the house. Right now my time is devoted to research about Jessie Woodrow Wilson and her work as a supporter of suffrage and how/if she influenced her father’s change of heart for the movement.

Hello, I am Haley Higingbotham. I am a senior double majoring in History and Classical Culture with a minor in Art Histo...
06/09/2019

Hello, I am Haley Higingbotham. I am a senior double majoring in History and Classical Culture with a minor in Art History and a certificate in Public History. I am interning at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. as a Collections Intern. Since the Carnegie Library, where the historical society is located, has just reopened after extensive renovations, I am doing a variety of jobs in assisting them in moving collections back into the exhibits and research library. Some of these jobs include assisting with organizing and cataloguing items in offsite storage, arranging items in the library, and indexing new acquisitions. Along with more behind the scenes work, I also help to greet visitors in the gallery spaces.

Hi, my name is Sara McCracken, and I’m a rising senior English major. I’ll be interning with the Eleanor Roosevelt P...
06/08/2019

Hi, my name is Sara McCracken, and I’m a rising senior English major. I’ll be interning with the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project this summer. The organization publishes online documents as well as material annotated anthologies containing papers by Eleanor, so I’ll be doing a variety of tasks to help with the website and print publications. This will range from co – curating an online exhibit about Eleanor’s biography to proofreading audio transcriptions of interviews. As a requirement, the other Eleanor Roosevelt Papers interns and I will also each be completing individual historical research projects of our choice throughout the course of the next two months. I’m so excited to get started!

Congratulations to current DC student Haley Higingbotham has an article in The Classic: http://theclassicjournal.uga.edu...
06/07/2019
Interior of St. Peter’s and Neoclassicism in the South | The Classic Journal

Congratulations to current DC student Haley Higingbotham has an article in The Classic: http://theclassicjournal.uga.edu/index.php/2019/05/24/interior-of-st-peters-and-neoclassicism-in-the-south/

Interior of St. Peter’s and Neoclassicism in the South by Haley Higingbotham [Source: “Chapel History.” UGA Tate Student Center, accessed November 23, 2018,  http://tate.uga.edu/weddings/chapel-history.] Interior of St. Peter’s by the American painter George Cooke is a monumental work that ...

Introducing our 2019 Public History Summer Internship students, who are immersed in the start of their internships. Firs...
06/07/2019

Introducing our 2019 Public History Summer Internship students, who are immersed in the start of their internships. First up for this week is:
Hello, my name is Andrew Smallwood. I am a senior, double majoring in, History and Religion, with a minor in Geography. I am interning at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in the Visitor Services Department. I have a range of responsibilities and projects I will be working on during the summer. One of my major responsibilities will be to manage the visitor welcome center on the main floor of the museum. I am also working multiple summer events such as the Solstice, 4th of July, Innovation in Flight Family Day, and the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon. My major project at the moment is to update their database of volunteers and docents in order to better prepare daily schedules. By doing this the department can better prepare VIP or school visits. #UGA #UGAFranklin #UGAHistory

Lincoln Cottage 2019.
05/27/2019

Lincoln Cottage 2019.

UGA Public History in Washington DC's cover photo
05/20/2019

UGA Public History in Washington DC's cover photo

UGA Public History in Washington DC's cover photo
05/20/2019

UGA Public History in Washington DC's cover photo

UGA Public History in Washington DC's cover photo
05/20/2019

UGA Public History in Washington DC's cover photo

Folger Shakespeare Library and US Capitol tours!
05/17/2019

Folger Shakespeare Library and US Capitol tours!

05/15/2019

What does Dr. Reason do when she's not meeting with students?--Today, I finished up some spring semester business--reviewing transcripts for the museum studies certificate, cleared my desktop of a lot of end of semester mess, worked on the DC website, and finally got down to some writing for my book. So, pretty much...it's work. But I also go to the opera, meet with old friends, and talk to museum folk. #nerdyinDC

05/10/2019

Great to see all the DC program alums at today's graduation ceremony: Langston, Leake, Jess Brown, Rachel Bentley, Frances Abele, Madison Immel, Evan House, Helen Pearson, and probably a few others that I didn't see. Stay in touch.

05/10/2019

We are getting ready for DC. Students have internships this year at: the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, the Historical Society of the District of Columbia, The Hillwood Estate and Gardens, the National Air and Space Museum, The Woodrow Wilson House, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Park Service.

University of Georgia History Department
04/26/2019

University of Georgia History Department

History fans will be interested in this campus tour offered by geography students on Monday April 29. You may want to follow up with the film screening of "Below Baldwin" in LeConte on Tuesday April 30.

You are invited to a walking tour of North Campus, led by Geography grad student Christian Pettersen, to learn about what has happened in the past and how it affects today. We will ask questions like: How are race and geography related? How does the landscape hide and reveal race relations and implicit constructions about race?

This walking tour will be on Monday, April 29th from 4:30 to 5:30. We will meet at the Main Library. Please contact Aileen Nicolas ([email protected]) with any questions.

Calling all Dawgs for Georgia Giving Week
04/23/2019
Calling all Dawgs for Georgia Giving Week

Calling all Dawgs for Georgia Giving Week

It's the first ever Georgia Giving Week and we're calling all Dawgs to support UGA. Make your gift. Spread the word. And ring the bell!

Global Georgia Initiative – "Moving Statues: A Conversation of the Global South" Apr. 10 at GMOA(Featuring a panel of ...
04/05/2019
Global Georgia Initiative: “Moving Statues: A Conversation of the Global South”

Global Georgia Initiative – "Moving Statues: A Conversation of the Global South" Apr. 10 at GMOA
(Featuring a panel of speakers including UGA History's Dr. Akela Reason, director of our Public History Internship in DC program and the Museum Studies Certificate).

The Willson Center will present “Moving Statues: A Conversation of the Global South” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art as part of the 2019 Global Georgia Initiative. The event will include a panel discussion and a presentation by photographer and video artist Christo Doherty, an associate professor and deputy head of the Wits School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Details: https://calendar.uga.edu/event/global_georgia_initiative_moving_statues_a_conversation_of_the_global_south#.XKZYH-tKjUI

Christo Doherty is a photographer and video artist who has held solo exhibitions of his work in South Africa and Europe. He is an associate professor and deputy head of the Wits School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Doherty will give a presentation based on his recent....

Did you know that you can apply for the 2020 Washington Program now? https://studyaway.uga.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Prog...
03/20/2019
UGA Domestic - Franklin - Summer Program in Public History in Washington, DC

Did you know that you can apply for the 2020 Washington Program now?

https://studyaway.uga.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=13579

Summer Field Study Program in Public History in Washington, D.C. Public History is the work that historians do outside of the university to bring history to a wider audience. This can take place in many different settings but includes work at historic sites, museums, archives, libraries, parks, and....

UGA Historians Curate!Undergraduate Celia Clark curated an installation in the Media Galleries about children's televisi...
03/07/2019
New Exhibit Offers a Look at Excellence in Children's Programming | UGA Libraries

UGA Historians Curate!

Undergraduate Celia Clark curated an installation in the Media Galleries about children's television programming. See more here: https://www.libs.uga.edu/exhibits/sesamestreet

Hunter Hellwig (MA), curated the really stunning Circus exhibit on view through the end of the semester.

Kaylynn Washnock (PhD) curated the beautiful exhibit of Horace Mann Bond photos on view for just two more weeks.

In addition, several of our majors were accepted into the new student docent program and will begin giving tours to the public after spring break. These tours were revamped (in part) by current MA Kaitlyn Dotson.

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Wed, 02/27/2019 Exhibits Assistant Celia Clarke posed with the Sesame Street installation, on display through December 2019.In 2019 Sesame Street, the longest running children’s show in television history, celebrates 50 years of educating and entertaining kids. The Walt...

Are you an undergraduate student interested in material culture or the study of objects? Please see Call for Participant...
02/04/2019
Chipstone

Are you an undergraduate student interested in material culture or the study of objects?
Please see Call for Participants for this year’s Object Lab from the Chipstone Foundation. The Chips
tone Foundation will cover program costs and travel expenses to and from Milwaukee for the nine selected participants. This is a competitive program, so make sure you have a strong application.
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Object Lab 11.0 — Call for Participants
Dates: June 1-6, 2019
Location: The Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee, WI
http://www.chipstone.org/content.php/21/Teaching

Object Lab is a material studies program organized and funded by the Chipstone Foundation for third and fourth year undergraduate students. It exposes participants to new and diverse means of interacting with, studying, and analyzing, objects. Now in its eleventh year, this program brings students together with a range of scholars from the fields of Art History, History, English, History of Science and Art, as well as practicing artists and manufacturers. Students will benefit not only from time with scholars, artists and manufacturers but also from hands-on exposure to objects from the collections of the Chipstone Foundation and other museums. To view videos of previous Object Labs please visit our website at: https://chipstone.org/grid.php/61/Video-Chipstone:-Object-Lab.

If you are a third or fourth year undergraduate student who is interested in applying for the Object Lab 2019 program, please email a CV and cover letter (explaining your interest in object study) to Dr. Sarah Carter ([email protected]) and Natalie Wright ([email protected]) by March 4, 2019. Potential participants will be asked to complete a phone interview with Object Lab organizers on March 15th or 18th, 2019.

http://www.chipstone.org/content.php/21/Teaching

01/25/2019

There are just two spots remaining in this year's Summer Program in Public History in Washington, DC. Tell your friends! NOW! Applications must be received by Feb. 1!

The BackStory Prize
01/16/2019
The BackStory Prize

The BackStory Prize

On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian, Joanne, Nathan and special guest judges author Margot Lee Shetterly (Hidden Figures) and actor Chris Jackson (“Hamilton” on Broadway) discuss the BackStory prize competition and first winner.

Hargrett Library - #HargrettlibraryToday is #museumselfie day! Be sure to stop by the @ugalibscl to take a selfie in one...
01/16/2019

Hargrett Library -
#Hargrettlibrary

Today is #museumselfie day! Be sure to stop by the @ugalibscl to take a selfie in one of the galleries. #UGA #AthensGA

01/07/2019

There is still time to apply for the 2019 summer program. Contact Dr. Reason for more info: [email protected]

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