The Department of History and Anthropology hosted the inaugural Julian Francis Abele “Out of the Shadows” Public History Symposium, virtually on Zoom on Dec. 14. The symposium featured Dreck Spurlock Wilson, author of the 2019 biography, “Julian Abele: Architect and the Beaux Arts,” as keynote speaker.
A recording of the event is now available now available online.
The symposium welcomed public history practitioners at all levels, established and emerging scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students to share their public history work on individuals or groups in history whose legacies have been purposefully or inadvertently suppressed, overshadowed, or underappreciated.
The symposium is named in honor of pioneering African American architect Abele, who contributed greatly to the design of Monmouth University’s Great Hall (previously known as both Shadow Lawn and Wilson Hall).