You’re invited! There’s still time to register for the Wright State University Public History 40th Anniversary Alumni Symposium coming up on Friday, October 17, 2014.
Public History at Wright State University is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an alumni symposium and reception on Friday, October 17, 2014, in the Apollo Room of the Student Union. Sessions will feature stories from the founding of Public History at WSU and alumni presenters speaking about public history in the community, in museums and in archives. (Follow the conversation on Twitter at #PH40WSU.)
In 1974, before “public history” became a recognizable term among historical scholars, the Wright State University History Department perceived this professional trend and created graduate curriculum in Historical and Archival Administration. As of May 2014, our graduates number over 250. Public History at WSU is one of the oldest and most respected programs in the country, attracting students nationwide. WSU Public History graduates work in major universities, corporations, historical societies, government record centers, national museums and archives, museums, libraries and at National Park sites across the country and around the world. Special Collections and Archives in the Wright State University Libraries serves as the learning laboratory for the program. The Archives along with the history community in Dayton and the Miami Valley create a vast network of learning opportunities for graduate students in the field of Public History.
View the full symposium and reception schedule.
Registration is required and includes the symposium, buffet lunch, and reception. The cost is $30, or $15 for Students. Parking is free in the Visitors Lot right in front of the Student Union.
Registration closes on October 13th.
If you are an alumni of the program, please contact us to update your information for the alumni directory. Or, if you are a prospective student, contact us to learn more about special opportunities for you at the event.
The schedule of events is below, or you may view the Symposium schedule as a printable PDF.
We hope to see you there!