About the working group

The CUNY Public History Collective is based in the History program and the Center for the Humanities at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. While pursuing academic training in history, our members are creating and engaging with the public through new and innovative scholarship in museums, tours, digital history, archives, education, and public history’s many other forms.

Our group’s goals are to integrate public history into the History department at the Graduate Center, CUNY and to promote and develop public history projects at CUNY and beyond. Monthly meetings are open and offer a constructive and critical space to present your public scholarship to a diverse group of public historians. At these meetings we periodically host outside public historians from a range of specialties who discuss their projects. Finally, and perhaps most popular, the group attends field trips outside the GC which range from walking tours outside to “behind-the-scenes” exhibit visits led by museum curators. Visit our website here for more information and to see what’s coming next! The CUNY Public History Collective Working Group is led by co-chairs Arinn Amer (Graduate Center, CUNY) and Madeline DeDe-Panken (Graduate Center, CUNY).

This working group is a component of Narrating Change, Changing Narratives, an interdisciplinary research group that employs public humanities practices and explores narration as a guide for social change. The group is supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

Sean Griffin (GC)

Scott Ackerman (GC)
Arinn Amer (GC)
Andrea Ausztrics (NYU)
Alexander E. Baltovski (GC)
John Beekman (GC)
Amy Chazkel (Associate Professor of History GC/Queens College)
Davide Colasanto (GC)
Hannah Diamond (Yale)
Krystle Farman (GC)
Jeanne Gutierrez (GC)
Todd Fine (GC)
Marc Kagau (GC)
Mounira Keghida (GC)
Stephen Klein (GC Systems Librarian)
John Kunicki (GC)
Molly Rosner (Rutgers- Newark)
John Thayer (GC)
Katie Uva (GC)