Heritage Studies and Public History

Description

Heritage Studies and Public History (HSPH) Interdisciplinary Graduate Group seeks to bring together faculty and graduate students across multiple colleges and disciplines seeking interdisciplinary approaches to heritage interpretation and education at the University. HSPH are the publicly engaged and community-accountable practices of historical scholarship, whether that scholarship is based in archival research, archaeology, material culture studies and preservation, architecture and preservation, or landscape studies. No longer viewed as elitist representations of history, heritage encompasses all traces and traditions of the past and the value (often conflicted or negotiated) that contemporary communities give them. Commitment to public interpretation, education, and preservation is a part of all of our disciplines. It is therefore of tremendous benefit to heritage preservation and management professionals to build cohorts to explore the connections and common issues across all our disciplines, because the field is increasingly characterized by such interdisciplinary integration.

Leadership

The primary contact for this group is Greg Donofrio (School of Architecture).

Membership

Name

Department

Email

Greg Donofrio

School of Architecture

donofrio@umn.edu

Patrick Nunnally

IAS  River Life Program/Landscape Architecuture

pdn@umn.edu

Jean O'Brien

History/American Indian Studies

obrie002@umn.edu

Lin Nelson-Mayson

Museum Studies program (CDes);  Goldstein Museum of Design

lnelsonm@umn.edu

Kate Solomonson

Architecture/American Studies/ Art History/Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

solom003@umn.edu

John Soderberg

Anthropology

sode0018@umn.edu

Benjamin Ibarra Sevilla

Architecture

ibarr002@umn.edu

David Chang

History/American Indian Studies

dchang@umn.edu

Todd Grover

Architecture

grov0009@umn.edu

Keith Mayes

African American & African Studies

mayes@umn.edu

Jeanne Kilde

Religious Studies

jkilde@umn.edu

Josh Feinberg

Earth Sciences

feinberg@umn.edu

Phyllis Messenger

Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

pmesseng@umn.edu