Then & Now

What is the role of a public historian?: A Conversation with Anthea Hartig

February 15, 2021 UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy Episode 36
Then & Now
What is the role of a public historian?: A Conversation with Anthea Hartig
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Then & Now
What is the role of a public historian?: A Conversation with Anthea Hartig
Feb 15, 2021 Episode 36
UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

In 2019, Anthea M. Hartig made headlines when she became the first woman director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. Since then, she has been a fierce advocate for public history in the nation’s capital. Join us for this President's Day episode as we learn about how Hartig, a UCLA alumna, fell in love with history, developed a rich and challenging approach to the past, and sees history as a key to navigating the present.

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In 2019, Anthea M. Hartig made headlines when she became the first woman director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. Since then, she has been a fierce advocate for public history in the nation’s capital. Join us for this President's Day episode as we learn about how Hartig, a UCLA alumna, fell in love with history, developed a rich and challenging approach to the past, and sees history as a key to navigating the present.