About PubComm 2017

It’s time for the 7th annual Public History Community Forum! This year’s theme is “‘This is Why We Fight’: Public History for the Public Good” and will feature archivists, educators, and museum professionals who use public history principles and programming to address issues of social justice and advocacy within their local community and beyond. Annie Polland, Senior Vice President of Education & Programs at New York’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum, will present the keynote. The event will be held at the historic Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.

All are welcome to attend. Please join us for a day of workshops, presentations, and panels intended to spark ideas and collaboration. Coffee, pastries, and lunch will be provided. Although the event is free to attend, we ask that attendees RSVP so that we may be sure to provide adequate refreshments. Please plan to arrive between 8 and 9AM for check-in and coffee.


What is PubComm?
PubComm is an annual graduate-student organized event designed to spark ideas and collaboration between Philadelphia-area public history professionals and students. It is presented with the generous support of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden and The Center for Public History at Temple University.  Additional support is provided by the Myer & Rosalie Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University as well as the American Philosophical Society.

What will the schedule be?
Please refer here for a schedule of the event.

Who will be presenting at PubComm 2017?
Please refer here for more information about speakers and presenters.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Benjamin Franklin Hall, at 427 Chestnut Street, is conveniently located within a few minutes’ walk from both the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (5th Street Station) and the PATCO rail line (8th & Market St. Station). It is also within close proximity to several pay-to-park garages.

How can I contact the organizer with questions?
Please direct any comments or questions to pubcommphilly@gmail.com.

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