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date: 20 October 2019

(p. xi) List of Contributors

(p. xi) List of Contributors

Paul Ashton was professor of public history and co-founder of the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) until 2015. He is adjunct professor of public history at UTS, Macquarie University, and the University of Canberra. His recent publications include (as co-editor) Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children and Once Upon a Time: Australian Writers on Using the Past.

Kresno Brahmantyo is a lecturer in history at the University of Indonesia, where he teaches Australian history and politics. He is also a member of the Australian Studies Centre at the University of Indonesia.

Thomas Cauvin is an assistant professor of history at Colorado State University, where he teaches European history, museum studies, and public history. Cauvin’s research focuses on the history and preservation of French-speaking traditions in North America.

T. Allan Comp is a historian based in Washington, DC. He was the founder and director of AMD&ART, the founder and director of several VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) teams at the Department of the Interior, and the only federal employee named a National River Hero by River Network. He was awarded the Service to America Medal (Environment) in 2009, the highest recognition for federal employees.

Jocelyn Dodd is the director of the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, United Kingdom ( Her research supports museums to become more dynamic, inclusive, and socially purposeful institutions. She also coedited Re-presenting Disability: Activism and Agency in the Museum.

Benjamin Filene is the director of public history and a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he has led a series of community-based projects while guest-curating exhibitions and consulting across the country. Previously, as Senior Exhibit Developer at the Minnesota Historical Society, he led the development of the award-winning exhibition Open House: If These Walls Could Talk. He co-edited the collection Letting Go?: Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World.

Barbara Franco is recognized as a national leader in American history museums and is a past chairman of the American Association for State and Local History. Franco has (p. xii) been actively involved in community-based heritage tourism development projects and most recently participated in state and national commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. She currently works as an independent scholar and museum consultant.

James B. Gardner is a historian based in Washington, DC. He is a former executive at the National Archives, the National Museum of American History, and the American Historical Association, and a past president of the National Council on Public History. His most recent publications include essays in The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics: Redefining Ethics for the Twenty-First Century Museum; Museum Practice: Critical Debates in the Museum Sector; and Museum Theory: An Expanded Field.

Udo Gößwald is the director of the Neukölln Museum and has been senior lecturer for museology at the Institute of European Ethnology of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. The EU-funded project Born in Europe (2000–2005), that he initiated, set out to examine and debate the impact of migration on the cultural identity of Europe. In his research and recent exhibitions, he focuses on the subjective meaning of personal belongings. From 2005 to 2010 he was chair of ICOM Europe.

Anna Green is an associate professor in the Stout Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and the editor of The Journal of New Zealand Studies. She has published in the fields of oral history, labor history, and social/cultural history and theory. Her most recent publications include The Houses of History and articles in Memory Studies, Environmental History, the Journal of Social History, and the Journal of Family History. Her current oral history research project explores the role of intergenerational family memory within historical consciousness (

Paula Hamilton is an adjunct professor of history at the University of Technology Sydney, where she was involved in setting up the public history program, which ran between 1989 and 2005. She is currently the president of Oral History New South Wales and is involved in a number of projects to increase the profile of oral history in that region. Her most recent book is A Cultural History of Sound, Memory and the Senses (edited with Joy Damousi).

Steven High is a professor of history at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. He is the (co-)author of eight books and edited collections, including The Deindustrialized World: Confronting Ruination in Post-Industrial Spaces, Corporate Wasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization, and Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement.

Bayo Holsey is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University. She is the author of Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana, which examines the public history of the transatlantic slave trade in Ghana. Currently she is completing a second book project entitled Tyrannies of Freedom: Race, Power, and the Fictions of Late Capitalism.

(p. xiii) Arnita Jones is the executive director emerita of the American Historical Association. A founder and former chair of the National Council on Public History, she has recently been active in establishing the International Federation for Public History. Jones has written widely on professional and education issues in the field of history, has taught courses on history and policy, and has also done historical research and consulting for nonprofit associations, corporations, and government agencies. She is the author (with Philip L. Cantelon) of Corporate Archives and History.

Ceri Jones is a research associate with the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, United Kingdom. She has worked on a number of museums and disability research studies, including Buried in the Footnotes, “In the past we would just be invisible,” and Rethinking Disability Representation.

Hilda Kean is a history professor at the University of Greenwich and honorary senior researcher at University College London. Her many books include Animal Rights: Political and Social Change in Britain since 1800, People and Their Pasts (with Paul Ashton), The Public History Reader (with Paul Martin), and The Great Cat and Dog Massacre: The Real Story of World War Two’s Unknown Tragedy.

Jaya Keaney is undertaking a PhD in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. She also undertakes research at the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney.

Sharon M. Leon is the director of public projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and an associate professor of history at George Mason University. At the Roy Rosenzweig Center, Leon oversees collaborations with library, museum, and archive partners from around the country and directs the center’s digital exhibit and archiving projects. She is currently working on a web project on user-centered digital public history.

Cristina Lleras is a Colombian independent curator and professor and curator for the National Museum of Memory of Colombia. She previously served as the art and history curator of the Museo Nacional de Colombia and collaborated with the National Commission for Reparation and Reconciliation in curatorial work.

Brian W. Martin is the president of History Associates, Inc., based in Rockville, Maryland. With the firm since 1984, he currently leads and supports his colleagues as they serve a diverse clientele by discovering, preserving, and presenting the past.

Kevin P. Murphy is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota. His publications include Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, and the Politics of Progressive Era Reform, Queer Twin Cities, and Historicising Gender and Sexuality. He has curated exhibitions at the National Building Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Hennepin History Museum and currently serves on the steering committee of the Humanities Action Lab.

(p. xiv) Serge Noiret, the International Federation for Public History elected chair, is a history information specialist PhD at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He is studying the impact of the Web on the history profession as far as primary sources, scholarly publishing, and new methods are concerned. His current research interests include the history of public history, digital and public history, memory and commemorations, history museums, digital photography, and social media.

Trudy Huskamp Peterson is a certified archivist, a past chair of the Human Rights Working Group of the International Council on Archives, a past president of the Society of American Archivists and of the International Conference of the Round Table on Archives, and the author of books and articles on the archives of truth commissions, international criminal courts, and police forces. She was the acting archivist of the United States, 1993–1995.

Jennifer L. Pierce is a professor in the Department of American Studies and the former director of the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her recent books include Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash against Affirmative Action and Telling Stories: The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History. She is also a member of the GLBT Oral History Project that produced the book Queer Twin Cities.

Socheata Poeuv was the chief executive officer of Khmer Legacies, an organization whose mission is to capture video testimonies of survivors from the Cambodian genocide, located in Yale University’s Genocide Studies Program. In 2007, she was selected as an Echoing Green fellow. The winner of the 2008 Jewish World Watch iWitness Award, Poeuv made her filmmaking debut with the award-winning film New Year Baby.

Fengqi Qian lectures in Chinese Studies at Faculty of Arts, Deakin University. Her research interests are in heritage, history, and collective memory, with a focus on China. She has participated in a number of projects funded by the Australian Government on the interpretation and management of historic cities and sites in China and Australia as well as the “difficult heritage” in Asia and the Pacific, and published journals and academic books in this fields. Currently she is working on China’s memorialization and public memory of World War II, as well as the cultural tradition and heritage of Shanghai.

Kees Ribbens is an endowed professor of popular historical culture and war at Erasmus University Rotterdam and a senior researcher at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. Popular historical culture and public history, in particular concerning World War II and memories and representations of war and mass violence in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, are among his key interests.

Donald A. Ritchie, emeritus historian of the U.S. Senate, conducted oral histories, prepared historical documents for publication, and provided research and reference for senators, scholars, and the media. His books include Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents; Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington (p. xv) Press Corp; Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932; and The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction.

Richard Sandell is a professor of museum studies at the University of Leicester. He has been awarded fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution (2004/2005) and the Humanities Research Center of the Australian National University (2008) to develop projects around the potential that museums might play in supporting human rights, social justice, and equality. His most recent publication is Museums, Moralities and Human Rights (2017).

Liz Ševčenko is the founding director of the Humanities Action Lab, a national consortium of twenty universities working with issue organizations and public spaces to develop public memory projects on pressing social issues. Ševčenko was also the founding director of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and the Guantánamo Public Memory Project. She writes for publications in both heritage and human rights.

Lisa Singleton is a historian and an expert in international affairs. She served at UNESCO’s World Heritage Center after the United States’ reentry to the organization in 2003. She teaches and resides in New York City.

Graham Smith is a professor of oral history at Newcastle University, researching and teaching public history and oral history. His research interests include the ways in which people use remembering to create group identities. His past projects have included reading group members recalling fiction, as well as oral history studies of migration, medical practices, and food. He was an editor of the public history section of Oral History and was the chair of the Oral History Society from 2004 to 2017.

Cathy Stanton is a senior lecturer in anthropology at Tufts University and the author of The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City. With Michelle Moon, she is co-author of Public History and the Food Movement: Adding the Missing Ingredient. Her research interests have included historical reenactment, postindustrial culture-led redevelopment, and, most recently, public histories of food and farming within the context of environmental crisis.

Jeffrey K. Stine is a curator for environmental history at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. He is a past president of the American Society for Environmental History and the Public Works Historical Society. His recent publications include Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans (with W. John Kress) and America’s Forested Wetlands: From Wasteland to Valued Resource.

Jonathan Sweet is a teacher and researcher in museology and heritage studies at Deakin University, Geelong, Australia. He has participated as a chief investigator on several Australian Research Council grants. Among his publications are contributions to the journal South East Asia Research, the Handbook of Research on Development and Religion, and the book Battlefield Events: Landscape, Commemoration and Heritage.

(p. xvi) Alex Urquhart is an independent scholar. His focus is on the language and history of public health.

Jannelle Warren-Findley was a professor emerita of history at Arizona State University. Her publications include Human Heritage Management in New Zealand in the Year 2000 and Beyond, which won the Michael Robinson Award of the National Council on Public History. She was a president of the National Council on Public History. In 2015, she was honored posthumously by NCPH with the Robert Kelley Award for distinguished service to the field of public history.

Boris Wastiau is the director of the Geneva Ethnography Museum and a professor in the department of history of religions at the University of Geneva. He was the curator of ethnography at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Belgium) from 1996 to 2007.

Paul Williams is a senior planner at Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the New York–based museum planning and design firm. Prior to this position, Williams taught for several years in the graduate program in museum studies at New York University. He is the author of Memorial Museums: The Global Rush to Commemorate Atrocities.