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What Public Historians do? A view from our Graduate Student Matthew Myers on his internship.

thomas cauvin -- Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:07pm

There is much to reflect on with the completion of my eight-week internship in Rhode Island. The internship, which is a requirement for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Public History program, took place from June 6 through July 29, 2016. It provided me with a unique experience that allowed for the acquisition and refinement of new and previously known skills.

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Public History and Anthropology? A View from our Student Abigail Enicke

thomas cauvin -- Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:44am

When I first applied for the Public History program, I had never heard the term before. After I graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology, I wasn’t sure what to do. I enjoyed the physicality and interaction with the past through handling artifacts granted as a result of archaeological work and found cultural anthropology with its myriad avenues into the study of people and culture fascinating. What I’ve come to discover is that, for me, Public History brings together what I like most about anthropology and history.

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What is Public History?

thomas cauvin -- Sun, 09/18/2016 - 3:21pm

Our Department offers many opportunities to do and practice Public History. However, defining public history remains one of the most difficult questions we may have to answer. Our colleague Dr. Cauvin recently shared this working definition on his personal blog: "Public History is a historical process (1) informed by a consideration for the variety of audiences.

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Welcome to the new History Blog!

thomas cauvin -- Thu, 09/15/2016 - 5:15pm

Welcome to the History Blog where Faculty and Students of the History Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will post about their projects, their research, and reviews.

Students, graduates, Faculty and practitioners are encouraged to join the conversations on our blog and to share opportunities and events on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/universitylouisianalafayettehistory/

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