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Peter P. Mickulas <email@example.com>
New Jersey Historical Commission
I am interested in exploring the history of the cultural resource management profession (historic preservation, historic landscape studies, development of state and national registers of historic places) since the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966. I am interested in such endeavors as examples of local public history efforts - by academically trained professionals (historians, conservationists, architectural historians, employees of various park services) as well as by local communities. My focus, given my current paid employment and my listserv duties, would be on the state of New Jersey.
|List Affiliations:||Former Review Editor for H-New-Jersey
Reviewer for H-Environment
Reviewer for H-New-Jersey
Former Web Editor for H-New-Jersey
|Interests:||American History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Urban History / Studies
Peter Philip Mickulas
PhD US History (minor in Environmental History), Rutgers University, January 2003. Dissertation: “Giving, Getting, and Growing: Philanthropy, Science and the New York Botanical Garden, 1888-1929.”
Director: Susan R. Schrepfer.
MA Political Science and History, Fordham University, 1996. Thesis: “The Soldier and the Wound Dresser: Ambrose Bierce, Walt Whitman, and the American Civil War.”
BA Political Science, Hofstra University, 1991
Britton’s Botanical Empire: The New York Botanical Garden and American Botany,, 1888-1929, in press, New York Botanical Garden Press, 2007.
Assistant Editor, The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Vol. 4, Rutgers University Press, 2006.
Articles and Reviews
"A Scientific Garden in a Public Space: The New York Botanical Garden, 1900-1910," Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes 22 (2002): 193-213.
"Cultivating the Big Apple: The New York Horticultural Society, Nineteenth Century New York Botany, and the New York Botanical Garden," New York History (Winter 2002): 34-54.
Review of Ney Landrum, The State Park Movement in America: A Critical Review (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2004), Environmental History 9 (October 2004).
Review of Alan Tate, Great City Parks (2004), forthcoming in Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes.
Review of Peter Coates, Nature: Western Attitudes Since Ancient Times (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998), in Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 38 (Winter 2002): 76-77.
“Botanical Gardens of New York State,” “Planting Fields Arboretum,” Encyclopedia of New York State, Peter Eisenstadt, ed., forthcoming, Syracuse University Press.
“Nathaniel Lord Britton,” “Beatrix Farrand,” “John William Harshberger,” “Public Works of Art Project”, Encyclopedia of New Jersey, Maxine N. Lurie and Marc Mappen, eds., (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004).
"Collecting for the Country, Displaying to the City: The New York Botanical Garden, Philanthropy, and a 'Botanical Monroe Doctrine,' 1900-1929," paper given as part of the panel, "Hothouses for Science: Hybrid Institutions and the Study of Plants" - International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology Conference, Hamden, CT, July, 2001
"An Educational Garden in a Public Space,” Joint Conference of the American Society for Environmental History and the Forest History Society, Durham, NC, March 2001
"Cultivating the Big Apple: The New York Horticultural Society and The New York Botanical Garden" - Conference on New York State History, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, June 2000