Public History, Material Culture, Memory, US Cultural History
Seth C. Bruggeman is an Associate Professor of History at Temple University where he also directs the Center for Public History. A graduate of the College of William & Mary’s PhD program in American Studies, Bruggeman studies the role of memory in public life, and particularly how Americans have used objects—in museums, monuments, historic, sites, and other commemorative spaces—to exert control over how we understand the past. His courses concern American cultural history, material culture, memory, and public history.
Ed., Commemoration: The American Association for State and Local History Guide (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)
Ed., Born in the USA: Birth and Commemoration in American Public Memory (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012)
Here, George Washington Was Born: Memory, Material Culture, and the Public History of a National Monument (University of Georgia Press, 2008).
Managing History: Introduction to Public History
Studies in American Material Culture
History of the National Park Service
Imperiled Promise: An Introduction to Heritage Interpretation in the National Park Service
American Memory and Commemoration; Museums and American Culture
Tourism in America; American Revolutions
Cold War Culture
US History I and II; Fieldwork in History (internship)