About the event

Join the Public History Collective for an important and timely conversation between Sarah Pharaon, Senior Director of Methodology and Practice at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President of the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Philadelphia. This informal conversation between friends will follow from two prompts about public history and civic engagement:

· How does your site think about and talk about the relationship between activism and history?

· How do you respond when your organization faces accusations of doing "presentist" history or history with a political agenda?

The CUNY Public History Collective is a Center for the Humanities working group committed to bridging the worlds of academia and public history by increasing graduate student participation in archives, museums, and other public history institutions and projects in order to broaden the methods we use to teach and do academic work. For more information or to join the working group, email [email protected].

Cosponsored by the CUNY Public History Collective, and the PhD Program in History at the Graduate Center, CUNY