Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Help Determine Some of the Best Articles on Historic Preservation

The editors of History@Work and The Public Historian need some help in determining the top 15 articles on historical preservation published in The Public Historian. They are asking readers to nominate the most thought-provoking or insightful articles about historic preservation from the 35-year run of this important public history journal.  Click here to submit a nomination and to see what they intend to do with the list.  Here is a taste:

We’re going to compile the suggestions we collect into a curated list of the most important articles on historic preservation or place (broadly construed) published in The Public Historian over its 35-year run. Once that’s done, we’re going to ask some noted historic preservationists to choose one article and write a blog post about it. Has the article helped to shape (or does it reflect the development of) the fields of historic preservation and public history? How should the article be updated to address current issues in historic preservation? What’s the critical legacy of the NHPA? What should we hope we’re saying about historic preservation in another 50 years? These pieces will be posted throughout 2015 on History@Work alongside the text of the articles that they’re discussing, creating a space for everyone who cares about historic preservation, place, and public history to get into the conversation.

Thanks to Megan Piette for her work on this post.