About PubComm 2018

Welcome! We’re very excited to announce the 8th annual Public History Community Forum! This year’s theme is “Racism & Resistance” – a dialogue-based forum devoted to the issues of inclusion and accessibility impacting our work. Three sessions on education, activism, and preservation will be led by local community leaders of color both within and outside of the so-called field. Our organizing question – how can we return public history to its grassroots, civically-minded origins? Join us!

The event will be held on April 5th from 10am-3pm at the William Way LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia. All are welcome to attend.

Although the event is free to attend, we ask that attendees RSVP so that we may be sure to provide adequate refreshments. Please plan to arrive around 9:30AM for check-in and coffee.


What is PubComm?
PubComm is an annual graduate-student organized event designed to spark ideas and collaboration between Philadelphia-area public history professionals and students. It is presented with the generous support of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden and The Center for Public History at Temple University.

What will the schedule be?
We are still in the process of finalizing the schedule. Once completed, it will be available here.

Who will be presenting at PubComm 2018?
We are still in the process of finalizing our list of presenters. Once completed, more information will be available here.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The William Way LGBT Community Center, located at 1315 Spruce Street, is a five minute walk from Walnut-Locust SEPTA station and a two minute walk from the 12-13th and Locust PATCO station. It is also within close proximity to several pay-to-park garages.

How can I contact the organizer with questions?
Please direct any comments or questions to pubcommphilly@gmail.com.

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