Doing Public History: From the Academy to the NYHS

American Studies' Salon Talk with Dr. Valerie Paley 
Director of the New-York Historical Society Patricia D. Klingenstein Library
In conversation with Prof. Hilary Hallett
Director of Center for American Studies

Wednesday September 21st, 2022 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive, New York NY 10027
Garden Room #1

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Editor's note:

Are you interested in public history? Wondering where your undergraduate degree in American Studies (or the humanities more generally) might lead? Have you ever considered what running one of the world’s greatest libraries entails?  To find out more about these subjects, join us for the first American Studies' Salon Talk.

September 21, 2022

Formerly the chief historian at the New-York Historical Society, Paley was founding director of its Center for Women’s History. A graduate of Vassar College, Paley holds an MA in American Studies and a PhD in History from Columbia University, where she serves on the adjunct faculty at the Columbia Center for American Studies. Her work at NYHS encompasses a critical range of curatorial, scholarly, and administrative responsibilities, including the development of a new joint MA Program in Museum Studies with the CUNY School of Professional Studies, which launched in fall 2019. Paley is the 2020 recipient of the American Historical Association’s Herbert Feis Award, recognizing distinguished contributions to the field of public history.