Public History in a Virtual Age, a ten-part series hosted by Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky, will explore the many ways public history is practiced, from podcasts to museums to archivists, and everything in between. Each episode will feature two experts in their field about their projects. The episodes will also consider the challenges and benefits of that type of public history and what it contributes to the broader public. This podcast also has a special focus on the virtual, given the challenges imposed by the global pandemic in 2020. As public historians and public history sites cope with COVID-19, the experts will share some of the unique digital tools employed by practitioners to inspire their colleagues and history enthusiasts!
The last few months have demonstrated that public health, broadly defined, cannot be separated from public history. Our host, Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky, will interview a series of experts on public health, disease, education, slavery, and race over the course of three episodes. They will discuss how education and cultural institutions can interpret the history of disease, medicine, and racism as interrelated issues that continue to challenge the nation today. Listen to all three episodes and read the show notes.