Right wing minority wields disproportionate influence over the NWHM, and why the NWHM lets them

Via a retweet by Modupe Labode on Twitter, I found this fascinating essay by Manon Parry, who tells of her experience as a recent Ph.D. who had an informational interview with a staff member from the National Women’s History Museum in 2010: While CEO Joan Wages may not think historians are integral to the project, … Continue reading Right wing minority wields disproportionate influence over the NWHM, and why the NWHM lets them

Women’s History & Public History: NWHM update, Berks alert, and the Peg Strobel Travel Grant winner

I won’t be at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women this year, but I wanted to alert you to a few sessions in particular that focus on women’s history and public history, the National Women’s History Museum controversy, and finally, the winner of the first Peg Strobel travel grant competition. First, Sonya Michel … Continue reading Women’s History & Public History: NWHM update, Berks alert, and the Peg Strobel Travel Grant winner

Aux Armes, Citoyennes! Sign the National Women’s History Museum petition.

Formez vos bataillons!  Via a fired-before-she-could-quit board member, I was alerted to the petition to reform S. 398 in the service of creating the National Women’s History Museum.  (If you missed my post on the NWHM Women’s History Month massacree last week, click here.)  It is addressed to the women of the U.S. Senate and … Continue reading Aux Armes, Citoyennes! Sign the National Women’s History Museum petition.

Women’s historians told “you’re history” during Women’s History Month by the National Women’s History Museum

How’s that for irony?  That’s what the Scholarly Advisory Council was told by the National Women’s History Museum’s President and CEO Joan Wages last month, according to former SAC member Sonya Michel.  (You can see the NMWH’s announcement of the SAC’s walking papers here.)  Michel, for those of you who don’t know her or her … Continue reading Women’s historians told “you’re history” during Women’s History Month by the National Women’s History Museum