This video comes from a conference at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County called “Civic Innovations.” The entire video is worth a look, but definitely check out Denise Meringolo‘s talk on public history which begins at the five minute mark. Meringolo says that public history is not only an intellectual pursuit, but it is also a creative and politically engaged pursuit that is a form of public service.
Meringolo discusses how she used a recent grant to develop a smart-phone app on a neighborhood in Baltimore. Her students discuss their projects as well.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwgDqIsoMWw]