Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Review - Preview

One of the permanent features that we would like to include in our blog is the introduction and a rough review of other public history and related blogs and websites: a quick and brief "who is producing what, why, and how?"

By doing that we hope to get to know other colleagues who deal with history – in what ever way, form, and shape – and to create awareness about and connections within the existing virtual community. Like a finding aid, our regular introductions, will serve as an orientation through the growing landscape of historical websites and blogs.

Of course, if you wish to introduce your own blog or website, we would be happy to post your introduction!

This week's blog:

Name: Public History Podcast

Address: http://publichistorypodcast.blogspot.com/

Who: This is the webpage page for the University of Central Florida Department of History Public History Podcasts

What: More than a blog, Public History Podcast – as the name reveals – is a collection of podcasts. Started in April 2009, the website presents new podcasts on a monthly basis. Most of the podcasts are interviews with professors, museum curators, and book authors, exploring various practices and dimension of public history.

Here a few samples from the Public History Podcast collection:

  • Interview with Professor Jim Norris, associate professor of history at North Dakota State University, about his history of sugar beet workers, the global history of sugar and the challenges he faced throughout his research.
  • Interview with Dietrich Sachs, a lead guide with the Underground Tours in Seattle, Washington.
  • Interview with Professor Jack E. Davis at the University of Florida about his recent book An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century.
  • Interview with Jack Rutland from the Stonewall Library and Archives in Ft. Lauderdale Florida.
  • Interview with Prof. Vladimir Solonari, associate professor at the University of Central Florida, who discusses the Russian Textbook controversy and what that means within the context of remembering the communist past in Eastern Europe.

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