Prof. Steven Lubar is visiting Miniature Worlds on November 3 as a guest speaker. He will be centering his talk on the controversial, unbuilt proposal of “Disney’s America” which will help us tie the topics of past two weeks and this week: Media Conglomerates, National Identity, and Heritage Landscapes.
Prof. Lubar teaches at Brown University, at the departments of American Civilization and History and is the director of the John Nicolas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. He is the author of Legacies: Collecting America’s History at the Smithsonian, InfoCulture, and History from Things, and organizer of exhibits including America on the Move and Engines of Change at the Smithsonian. Before Brown, Prof. Lubar was the chair of the Division of the History of Technology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.