What Remains?: Baltimore Neighborhoods in Transition
This Humanities Forum is sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities, with additional support from the Department of American Studies.
In this age of industrial decline, what happens to communities and places that once thrived?
Moderator: Denise Meringolo, associate professor of History at UMBC, teaches courses in public history and in American social and cultural history, particularly during the Progressive era, the 1920s and the 1930s. Her research explores the significance and value of American cultural institutions, and her book, Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History (University of Massachusetts, 2012), explores the federal government’s efforts to collect and preserve the nation’s cultural resources, and argues that public history has always been multidisciplinary, service-oriented, and educational.
Participants include: Deborah Rudacille, journalist, Department of English; Nicole King, assistant professor of American studies; Steve Bradley, associate professor of Visual Arts; Bill Shewbridge, director of UMBC’s New Media Studio; Michelle Stefano, Department of American Studies and Maryland Traditions; Eddie Bartee, Jr., a former Sparrows Point steelworker; and Jason Reed, a community gardener of the Curtis Bay neighborhood in Baltimore.