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Public history

  1. 1. PUBLIC HISTORYat the University of West Georgia
  2. 2. COURSE OFFERINGS Museum Administration Exhibits Museum Education and Interpretation Collections Management Oral History Historic Architecture Folk Life Material Culture Archives Digital History Special Topics
  3. 3. INTERNSHIPS Opportunities for hands-on projects, networking, resume building, and course credits Internships at the National Park Service and the Atlanta History Center
  4. 4. PARTNERSHIPS Georgia Humanities Council  Provides networking opportunities  Professionals from around the nation come in and speak with students in class National Parks Service
  5. 5. CAREER OPTIONS Don’t think that teaching is your thing? With Public History, you can work with reserves, archives, work in a museum, the state or federal governments, and many more places
  6. 6. PROJECTS… …are REAL life experiences They are not just for grades but are used throughout the community
  7. 7. PROJECT EXAMPLES West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music Organizing the archives at the Southeastern Region National Parks Service
  8. 8. CENTER FOR PUBLIC HISTORY A place to apply what you learn in the classroom to REAL projects Collaborative work with professors and community members Graduate Research Assistant positions REAL WORK EXPERIENCE
  9. 9. FOR MORE INFORMATION Dr. Ann McCleary, Co-Director, Coordinator  amcclear@westga.edu  678.839.6041 Dr. Keith Hebert, Co-Director  khebert@westga.edu  678.839.6047 Dusty Dye, the Center’s Assistant Director  ddye@westga.edu  678.839.4965 Center for Public History  678.839.6141

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