Historical Reminiscents EP 12: The Myth of Neutrality in Description

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New podcast episode! This episode was inspired by Colleen Burgess’ and Thomas Peace’s recent Active History post “19th Century Legacies in 21st Century Historical Research Practice.”  Using their work as a jumping off point I talk about descriptive practices within in archives and museums and discuss standard vocabularies, hegemony, and the challenges of organizational schemes.

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