Journal names Trinity College and its projects as “game-changers” in the study of Connecticut history | Trinity College

Journal names Trinity College and its projects as “game-changers” in the study of Connecticut history | Trinity College

Nonprofit History Journal Explore Connecticut She included Trinity faculty and projects among her new list of “Game Changers” advancing the study, interpretation, and publication of Connecticut history.

To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, the board of directors and staff Explore Connecticut She launched an initiative, supported by a Humanities Planning Grant from the State of Connecticut, to find the people and projects that drive the future of Connecticut history. From a pool of 120 nominations submitted by members of the public in fall 2021, an advisory panel selected 20 “game-changers,” including fine arts professor Charles A. Dana Pablo Delano and a project led by education studies professor Jack Dougherty.

Also on the list are the Hartford Heritage Project and the Hartford History Center, both of which have partnered with Trinity faculty and students on various initiatives through the college’s Hartford Center for Engagement and Research. The work of the Game Changers will be highlighted in many ways in the coming year: in pages Explore Connecticuton the “Grating the Nutmeg” podcast, or via public programming.

On August 17th Hartford Courant Story,”These 20 Game Changers Herald Untold Stories for Connecticut,” by Susan Dunn, Explore Connecticut Many of the honorees have a “difficult history,” said publisher and executive director Kathy Hermes. The article said, “The Game Makers initiative reflects a national debate about bringing more unheard stories—stories about race, gender, class, immigration, fights, mental health, and land grabs—into education efforts.”

Hermes said Courant“We’re a history magazine. We want to tell the whole story of Connecticut’s history. We’re passionate about including people who haven’t been included before and representing the diversity of our state both geographically and in terms of people and institutions… They’re doing new things, and by doing new things, they’re getting history.” who will be the future of the historic project in Connecticut.”

Read more about the Trinity honorees below:

Pablo Delano

Charles A. Dana Professor of Fine Arts Pablo Delano. Pictured at the top of the page is Delano working on his portrait Old Colony Museum project.

Pablo Delano, visual artist, photographer, and educator, is known for using Connecticut and Puerto Rican history in his work, including his 2020 photography book, Hartford Sen (Wesleyan University Press), Finalist for the 2021 Connecticut Book Award “The Spirit of Connecticut.” Delano, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico, has had his work shown in solo exhibitions in museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Fine Arts at Trinity College.

Over the course of 20 years, Delano has amassed a large archive of artifacts relating to a century of Puerto Rican history. Using these materials, including three-dimensional objects, newspaper clippings, and photographs Old Colony MuseumA dynamic, site-specific art installation that examines the complex and fraught history of American colonialism, patriarchy, and exploitation in Puerto Rico.

To learn more, visit pablodelano.com. Delano will appear in Conversation with Public Historian Elena Rosario on September 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m., hosted by the Hartford History Center at the Park Street Library @ The Lyric, 603 Park Street, Hartford, and in the “Grating The Nutmeg” podcast which It will be released on January 1, 2023.


Connecticut Public
Trinity College students, led by Professor of Education Studies Jack A. Dougherty refined the data visualizations they compiled using scholastic integration information from Schiff v. O’Neill Agreement. Photo by Tyler Russell / Connecticut Public.

On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and Its Suburbs is an open access digital first book in progress by Jack Dougherty and Trinity College contributors. It is available online, and there is a completed manuscript under contract with Amherst College Press. The book combines historical narrative, interactive maps, and video interviews to tell the story of the education and residential frontiers that have shaped American urban life over the past century, along with the civil rights struggles of families and activists to cross, redraw, or erase these boundaries. Strong lines. Dougherty is Professor of Educational Studies at Trinity College. Contributors to the book include several of his former students and research collaborators.

Set in the city of Hartford and its emerging suburbs, the book explains how this metropolitan area became one of the most ethnically and economically polarized regions in the Northeastern United States. The story highlights how government, businesses, and white middle-class families drew lines to distance themselves from others, and the evolving coalitions that sought to reform the relationship between private housing and public education.

Read the book at OnTheLine.trincoll.edu. On-line He will appear in a story in the Spring 2023 issue of Explore Connecticut.

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