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Linking Lives with History

image of an Irish flag
September 20, 2019

James Curry, the City of Dublin's public historian, joins public history program events.

UMD welcomes the first events of the new public history program.  Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to all of the activities.

James Curry

James Curry

Join in the discussions about this innovative offering in UMD's history major and welcome James Curry, the public historian for the City of Dublin, who will give two presentations.

About the Public History Track

A part of the History major, the public history track trains students to apply the skills of history study to practice in the public realm. Students and graduates participate in activities in museums, historical societies, community history projects; historic preservation programs; and other venues.

David Woodward, who directs the Public History Program and the Museum Studies Certificate Program says, "Public history is an exciting field. It helps people use tools, such as archives and oral history, to gain a new understanding of the past."

Scheduled Events

Adventures in Public History, Mon Sept 23, 5-7 pm, EDU 16
Find out about the New UMD Program

Public History Professionals, Tues  Sept 24, 5-7 pm, ABAH 225
Hear different perspectives at this panel discussion

Dr. James Curry Keynote Address, “Rebel Irish Women and the 1916 Rebellion."
James Curry is the public historian for the City of Dublin
Wed  Sept 25, 5-7 pm, ABAH 235

History: Irish Easter Rising
Join James Curry in a discussion about James Connolly and the 1916 Irish Easter Rising.
Thur, Sept 26, 6 pm, Carmody’s Irish Restaurant, 308 E Superior St, Duluth, All ages welcome.

For information contact David Woodward at or at 218-726-8417.

About the UMD History: Public History track

Image above: An Irish flag flies over Dublin Castle.