Archive | October, 2016

New exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 begins to travel

24 Oct

Albert Gore Research Center

Written by graduate assistant Julie Maresco

For the past year, the Albert Gore Research Center has been working with MTSU’s public history program graduate students and faculty to curate a travelling exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966. The exhibit The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966: Commemorating 50 years of Preserving Tennessee’s Cultural Heritage consists of six panels that focus on the national, state, regional, and local impact of the NHPA and preservation efforts since the passing of the act.

Over the summer, AGRC graduate assistant Julie Maresco conducted research for the exhibit, collected images and graphics, and wrote the exhibit text. The exhibit team also included:

  • Dallas Hanbury, recent doctoral graduate of the public history program
  • Katherine Hatfield, graduate student
  • Dr. Bren Martin, Director of MTSU’s public history program
  • Dr. Antoinette van Zelm, Assistant Director, Center for Historic Preservation
  • Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes, Director…

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AGRC at the Oral History Association Conference

21 Oct

This is an interesting post from Julie Maresco of her time at the OHA Conference and online podcast. Be sure to read about it more at the Albert Gore Research Center’s blog site.

Albert Gore Research Center

img_4510-1Julie Maresco Presenting her Poster at OHA 2016 Conference

Graduate assistant Julie Maresco traveled to Long Beach, CA from October 11-October 16, 2016 to present a poster at the Oral History Association (OHA) 2016 conference. Here she describes her work and experience:

“I was very fortunate to attend OHA’s 2016 conference in Long Beach, CA. I was really excited to present the work that I and other graduate students have done on our veterans oral history podcast Veterans Voices: Stories of ServiceThis was my first time presenting at a conference and my first time to OHA’s annual meeting.

Presenting this poster was important because this podcast means a lot to me. I believe these veterans have many interesting stories to tell. These veterans share stories not just about their military experience, but also stories about race, gender, class, PTSD, life before and after service, among many other topics. Creating…

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You are invited- October 22 and 29

21 Oct

Two free programs will be held for the Northeast Nashville Community History Project. This event is sponsored by the Center for Historic Preservation and the Nashville Public Library Special Collections. October 22 will feature presentations from our very own Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes and Dr. Louis Woods at the First Baptist East Church. The program for Oct. 29 will be held at the Nashville Public Library. Check out the flyer below for more details. Hope to see you there!