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Temple Student Research, Papers, and Presentations 

As part of The Dinah Memorial Project, supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Stenton partnered with Temple University’s Public History Center, where Dr. Seth C. Bruggeman offered a course on museums and commemoration. This course examined the history of museums, from their origins in the memory theaters and curiosity cabinets of Renaissance Europe to their recent place in conversations about nation, power, and the future of public funding for arts and culture. Of particular concern was the place of history museums in shaping our ideas about nation.

Students visited many Philadelphia museums, including Stenton, and completed archival research in teams in order to complete their own final Dinah Memorial proposals. These projects, as well as recommended reading lists for the course, are available below.

Reading Lists


Student Research and Final Projects



Inequality in Bronze: Monumental Plantation Legacies has been supported by

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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