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From the Grassroots exhibition launched

We were delighted to formally open our ‘From the Grassroots’ exhibition last week at the Forum, University of Exeter. ‘From the Grassroots’ has, with the generous support of the HLF, been collecting memories of political activism in Devon since 1945. 941 more words


Anastasio Milan's Birthday Flag

This month’s buzzword is: identity. I originally intended this post to say something about the complex and multifaceted nature of identity; how we can experience many different identities throughout our lives and at any given time…but I’m not a philosopher and I’m not an academic. 706 more words

Family History

The Iowa Oral History Project (Part Three): Childhood Games in Iowa

Note: This is part three in an occasional series of oral histories designed to preserve the stories and memories of elderly Iowans. Iowa’s senior citizens are among its greatest cultural resources and Des Mean is proud to support this effort to preserve their wisdom and perspective for future generations. 987 more words


Interpreting the History of Nuclear Technology at Public History Sites

In his 2012 publication, How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey Across America, UC Irvine history professor Jon Wiener visited Cold War-related historical sites throughout the United States, analyzing the ways this history is interpreted within a public history setting. 511 more words


2015: Ready, Steady, Go!

And we’re back! Spring semester has finally begun – the final semester of my masters has arrived! It’s been a whirlwind three years – I can remember first finding the program and applying, the exhilaration I felt when I was accepted to the program, the trepidation of starting my first class, and the fierce sense of accomplishment I’ve felt with the completion of every subsequent course. 319 more words


Creating the Collections

Imaginary Zoo is in process of putting together our Collections. Stories not told, histories not spoken, voices not heard. These collections, bought together in one place, will be a resource for us all, providing us with some hope that we will learn from our history as we move forward. 12 more words

Book Review: World War Z

Title: World War Z (An Oral History of the Zombie War)

Author: Max Brooks

I definitely got out of my comfort zone with this book. I’m not a fan of horror in general, and zombies in particular are at the top of my ‘Things Julie Doesn’t Read About’ list. 351 more words