The 2018 Public History Symposium lineup of presenters features public historians from different academic backgrounds, who are coming together to share their unique perspectives on the stories they have uncovered. Public History alums, graduate and undergraduate students from Wright State and beyond will share how they have used their public history training in their careers and classes.

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2018
Friday, March 16th
9:00 AM

Welcome: Public History Professionals

Derek Pridemore, Wright State University - Main Campus

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

9:05 AM

Special Collections and Archives News and Keynote Introduction

Dawne Dewey, Wright State University - Main Campus

9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

9:25 AM

Keynote Address: Archival Research and Historical Fiction

Ann Weisgarber

9:25 AM - 10:25 AM

10:25 AM

Break

Wright State University, Public History Program

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

10:40 AM

Creative Nonfiction as Public History: Finding Narrative in Ursula Dogterom’s Wartime Letters

Margaret Breidenbaugh, Miami University

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

John Glenn, Robert McNamara, and the Birth of America’s New Frontier

Adam Sackowitz, St. John’s University

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

Starting from Zero, Collaborative Exhibit Building in a Small Museum

April Neff, Wilmington College

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

11:40 AM

Lunch

Wright State University, Public History Program

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

12:40 PM

In Memorium of Dr. Jacob Dorn

Wright State University, Public History Program

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM

Public History Program Fundraising

Jonathan Winkler, Wright State University - Main Campus

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM

Public History Update

Drew Swanson, Wright State University - Main Campus

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

African American Fraternal Organizations: Fostering Leadership and Civic Engagement

Samantha Martin, National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Behind the Mask: Black Power and Representation in Comic Books

Derek Pridemore, Wright State University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

They Killed Irwin: How Racist Zoning Policies Destroyed One of Dayton’s Oldest Neighborhoods

Hadley Drodge, National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Break

Wright State University, Public History Program

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

Photographer Jane Reece’s Impact on Dayton History

Alyssa Stark, Wright State University

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The Arnold Family Papers

Amanda Norris, Wright State University

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

The Schwarz Sisters and Local History

Julie Hale, Wright State University

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Closing Remarks and Photo Slideshow

Jennifer England

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM