Public History Roundtable to be Held April 7

Event poster containing the information listed on this page as well as pictures of the presenters.Join us on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 1:30 CDT, for a roundtable discussion on the field of Public History and jobs and experiences outside traditional academia. The event is free, but registration is required.

Julia Brock received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012. She practices, studies, and teaches public history with special interest in museums, digital history, oral history, and community partnerships. Her research focus is the post-Civil War U.S. South, but her public history work moves through time and across geographical boundaries.

Valerie Wade is the owner of Lynnfield Historical Consulting, where she uses her expertise as a public historian and certified archivist to assist educators, creatives, and everyday people with history-related projects. She earned her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a John B. Ervin Scholar and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow. She went on to study United States History at the graduate level at Duke University, where she earned her MA. Valerie is passionate about helping people connect with their historical legacies. For more information about Valerie and her services, visit

Angela Riotto received her Ph.D. from the University of Akron. Her research examines the ways in which both Union and Confederate former prisoners of war discussed their captivity between 1862 and 1930. She currently works as a historian with the Army University Press Films Team, developing documentaries to teach U.S. Army doctrine.

This event is sponsored by the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History.