April 10, 2020

New Podcast Available Now: Documenting a Pandemic in Real Time

Office of State History

On this special episode of A New York Minute In History, we explore how historians are documenting the coronavirus pandemic in real time. Co-hosts Devin Lander, the New York Historian, and Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts are joined by Christine Ridarsky, the City of Rochester Historian and President of the Board of the Association of Public Historians of New York State and Matthew Urtz, Madison County Historian and Vice-President of APHNYS.

APHNYS has issued guidelines for public historians throughout New York about how best to document the historical event and Urtz has created a timeline tracking the major moments in the pandemic. In the episode, we also explore how museums, like the New York State Museum, are engaging with audiences virtually during the pandemic to showcase their collections.