- March 1, 2012
- 8:52 am
- Patricia Mooney-Melvin
Update from Public History Alumnus, Deb Boyer
“I realize that sounds like an odd fit for a public historian but it’s actually worked out really well. Azavea does a lot of work in the digital humanities and often collaborates with academic and cultural organizations. One of our clients is the Philadelphia Department of Records and City Archives, and I actually spend a large amount of time managing their historic photograph digitization program. Their images are available on a website called PhillyHistory.org (www.phillyhistory.org) It’s been a wonderful project and has thankfully enabled me to put my public history skills to use. I’ve administered a couple NEH grants and written a few whitepapers and journal articles, including a case study in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of American Archivist.” Deb Boyer, M.A. Public History, 2007
Deb’s article can be accessed through LUC libraries: Boyer, D., Cheetham, R., & Johnson, M. L. (January 01, 2011). Using GIS to Manage Philadelphia’s Archival Photographs. American Archivist, 74, 2, 652-663.