Documentary Film Screening September 29th

Please join us for the History Department’s new Documentary Film Series, a chance for students and faculty to watch and discuss documentary films together and think about the intersections of historical scholarship, art, and public history.

Waltz With Bashir film poster imageOur first film will be Waltz With Bashir, Ari Folman’s groundbreaking 2008 documentary that uses animation to explore issues of trauma, memory, and brutality of the 1982 war between Israel and Lebanon. The screening will take place at 3:30pm in the King Juan Carlos of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South), room 701. We’ll provide the popcorn.

Mark your calendars now for the other fall dates in the series: Friday October 27th and Friday November 17th, both at 3:30 pm in KJCC 701. 

Erin Bernard Talk

The Archives and Public History Program hosted Erin Bernard, founder of the Philadelphia Public History Truck, for a talk on April 17, 2017.


The Philadelphia Public History Truck (PPHT) is a mobile museum devoted to telling the story of Philadelphia considering all of its parts from library records to oral histories, from old crumbling sidewalks to refurbished loft apartments, from death records to new babies on the block.  The PPHT community curatorial experience involves the community in gathering, planning, and designing each exhibit, making it possible to connect all people to the process of museums.  PPHT’s current curatorial focus is on neighborhood exhibits with the intention to increase local civic engagement and connect Philadelphia communities.

Presented by NYU’s Program in Archives and Public History