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Rebecca Ortenberg

Rebecca Ortenberg earned her MA in history museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY, Oneonta) and her BA in history from Lewis and Clark College. Her professional work has focused on public history and digital humanities, and she is particularly interested in discovering intersections among academic disciplines and within public discourse.

Rebecca was the Institute’s social media editor.

Stories from Rebecca Ortenberg

How History Keeps Ignoring James Barry

After 150 years of scrutiny, scholars still misrepresent the British doctor’s life and gender.

It’s Nothing New: Sexism in the Lab

Why the recent findings of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine are enlightening, even if they aren’t surprising.

Flexible Meaning

Asbestos has a long and complicated history. Learn what has given it such flexible meaning.