Ticking Boxes: How CTE Occupies a Male-Dominated Space

By Adam Negri One of the sessions at MSU’s 2019 “Strengthening the Ties That Bind” public history conference was devoted to gender and sexuality in public humanities interpretation – or, how to better promote gender equality when creating projects intended for public viewing. The roundtable discussion included a variety of topics from how to create … More Ticking Boxes: How CTE Occupies a Male-Dominated Space

Romney Hall: Getting Started on its First Hundred Years

By Bonnie Mccallum Romney Hall, originally named the M.S.C. Gymnasium and built in 1922, will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2022. The January 5, 1923 Exponent reported a building boom on the MSC campus. The Montana Legislature had authorized five new buildings: a new heating and power plant, engineering building (Roberts Hall), biology building (Lewis … More Romney Hall: Getting Started on its First Hundred Years

Fishing the Future: Thoughts on Collaborative Fieldwork

By Jacey Anderson At the turn of the New Year, Dr. Molly Todd and I left blizzardy Bozeman to spend a week in sunny El Salvador, where the temperatures hovered around ninety.  Just a month earlier, we decided to join psychologists, activists, and trauma specialists to co-host historic memory workshops in Arcatao, a mountain community … More Fishing the Future: Thoughts on Collaborative Fieldwork

Edward Curtis: Re-Imagined

By Haley Rains, MA Student in Native American Studies (www.haleyrains.com) My project consists of a series of photographs that depict present-day indigenous people in a style that mirrors American photographer Edward S. Curtis’s early 20th century photos of Native American people. I have re-imagined Curtis’s photography by exploring some of the ways he may have … More Edward Curtis: Re-Imagined

U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities National Gathering – MSU Public History Lab Showcase

By Jacey Anderson “I remember when we were fleeing from the war, we would hold our mom’s apron and she would hold our finger so we wouldn’t get lost walking through the night.” ~Bernardo Belloso, on viewing a photo from the Project Solidarity “Flow” exhibit It was a humid October Sunday in Philadelphia and the … More U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities National Gathering – MSU Public History Lab Showcase

Winning WHA’s “Best Graduate Poster” Award – The Woes of Wordy Historians

By Jen Dunn I submitted a poster for the Western History Association conference this fall on my research on the Superfund communities of Butte and Libby, MT.  I mean, how hard can it be to create a poster?  Turns out, it’s very hard (at least for me).  Historians love words.  And they really love their … More Winning WHA’s “Best Graduate Poster” Award – The Woes of Wordy Historians