Recorded Webinar: Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about different disciplinary methodology useful to interpreting agriculture (sciences, social sciences, and humanities), and then case studies of interpreting agricultural machinery using a social history and humanist approach. This event is presented by Dr. Debra A. Reid.Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) encourages us to put an "H" (the humanities, not just history) into a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subject – a STEALTH approach. During this webinar, Dr. Reid will summarize main points from Interpreting Agriculture,  including an overview of different disciplinary methodology useful to interpreting agriculture (sciences, social sciences, and humanities), and then case studies of interpreting agricultural machinery using a social history and humanist approach. Reid will summarize a critical thinking approach that uses visual evidence (prescriptive literature and photographic evidence) to document agricultural tools and equipment. The session will continue with a conversation among participants about how they will document agriculture in their location (be it farms in the countryside or the city, or agricultural business that served farm families historically and today). The session will conclude with a discussion about what else museums and historic site staff need to interpret agriculture most effectively, and will end with a question and answer session.

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Open to view video. This AASLH Recorded Webinar will summarize main points from Interpreting Agriculture, including an overview of different disciplinary methodology useful to interpreting agriculture.