Good as Gold: Advice from Alumna Jessica Lawson

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Good as Gold: Advice from Alumna Jessica Lawson

Jessica Lawson is a veteran and a historian for the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base. She graduated from SHPRS with her bachelor’s in history and a minor in religious studies. We asked her about her time here at ASU and why she chose Public History.

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10 things to know about the Undergraduate Research Experience

Blog post by Hailee Nance

Published September 29, 2023 HistoryPhilosophyReligious Studies Activities Undergraduate Research Experience Faculty Erin Craft Students Lily Crigler

Lily Crigler is an undergraduate history major who worked on the public history Undergraduate Research Experience last spring. We asked her a few questions about her time in the program, and here and 10 things you should know.

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Overcoming the Pandemic: Unforeseen Challenges in Public History Work

Written By Alex Fierro

A 1947 Postcard showing the entrance to Good Samaritan Hospital Published September 9, 2022 History Public History Faculty Erin Craft, Mark Tebeau Students Alex Fierro Partners Arizona Historical Society

     With the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic in early 2020, those working in the realm of public history, like the rest of the world, confronted a number of daunting and unprecedented challenges.

JOTPY Has Diverse Oral Histories For Pandemic Research

Blog post by Jason Inskeep

During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a constant stream of information barraged humans with alarming news, death statistics, and polarizing political stances. A wide variety of social media, forums, and video conferencing programs provided people an outlet.

History in the Wild podcast: The Brothers’ Grimm Stories

Blog post and podcast by Gene Gravett

My name is Gene Gravett, and I’m non-binary—my pronouns are they/them. I am graduating this spring with a major in History and a minor in Political Science through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. I hope to be accepted into a Master’s Program in Education Policy after a year off from school.

History in the Wild podcast: Fort Vancouver: Furs to Flight

Blog post and podcast by Carolina Trestain

My name is Lina Trestain, and I’ve just wrapped up my last term of my undergrad in History. I decided to take Dr. Rhodes’ History in the Wild because I have never made a podcast, but I like the idea of using them to share information.

History in the Wild podcast: Witchcraft

Blog post and podcast by Devon Hartwig.

The inspiration for “Witchcraft” came as a combination of my love for all things fantasy as well as an interest in the Early Modern period. The history surrounding witchcraft in the world is a unique blend of fear of the unknown, mysticism, and more recently it has become a symbol of female empowerment.

Fear: The Human Experience that Binds Us

Blog post by Pamela Zupo

Whether it is called the plague, the Black Death, or the Coronavirus, widespread disease has a way of generating fear and outright terror among those living within its invisible presence.  Epidemics, such as the pestilence that afflicted the Iberian Peninsula of Spain during the late sixteenth century still resonate with historical truths that can be felt five hundred years later.

Uncertainty and Fear as a Universal Conditions

The Great Castilian Plague of 1596-1601 and the Covid-19 Pandemic of today

By Sarah Peterson

Not much has changed in human history between the Castilian Plague of 1596-1601 and the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-now. Sure, we understand science and data more than our ancestors, but common themes abound between our shared experience today and the lives of those caught-up in the late sixteenth-century Castilian pestilence.