2009 Public History Field School
The 2009 Public History Field School – a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and Portland State University (PSU) at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site – is designed to provide a focused, hands-on immersion into how history is promulgated by one of the leading stewards of our nation’s history – the NPS.
Together, these three threads will provide the focus for the course and the foundation for the students' final project.
Throughout the course, students will work with Greg Shine, the lead course instructor, and other NPS park rangers, curators, archaeologists and public history professionals at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the Vancouver National Historic Reserve, and the Northwest Cultural Resources Institute.
PSU Associate Professor Katy Barber will also participate, helping to connect students with the broad methodological context of their work through discussions of Cathy Stanton’s book The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City.
In 2009, the Public History Field School is listed at PSU as HST409/509 -- Public History Seminar: Historic Site Interpretation.