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EIHS Symposium: Exhibiting Histories, Engaging Publics in Detroit

Join the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies and the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship as we hit the road to engage history on display at the Detroit Historical Museum. Stepping outside of our regular meeting place, we will spend time examining questions of audience and public engagement. Using the museum’s exhibits on Detroit’s early history and the 1967 rebellion, as a starting point, this event aims to spark conversations with Detroit Historical Society staff about the meaning of historical work in the public sphere. We will consider the benefits of doing historical work in public and the landscape of public history in general, as it continues to shift in response to current events, community advocacy, and scholarship.

Presenters/discussants:
Joel Stone (Senior Curator, Detroit Historical Society)
Kalisha Davis (Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, Detroit Historical Society)
Billy Wall-Winkel (Assistant Curator, Detroit Historical Society)

Note: This event takes place at the Detroit Historical Museum; registration is required, and charter bus service will be available. Registration details forthcoming.

This event is part of the Friday Series of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.

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