David Glassberg

Affiliated Investigator
Professor, History

Consortium Institution: 

University of Massachusetts


Ph.D.: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1982


Research Interests: 

David Glassberg teaches U.S. Environmental History at UMass Amherst.  His research investigates the interrelationship of historical consciousness and environmental perception, or sense of history and sense of place.  Among his publications is “Place, Memory, and Climate Change," The Public Historian 26 (August 2014): 17-30; Sense of History: The Place of the Past in American Life (2001); and American Historical Pageantry: The Uses of Tradition in the Early Twentieth Century (1990). He has also collaborated with a number of museums and national parks, including the Statue of Liberty National Monument, Minnesota Historical Society, Boston Children’s Museum, Pinelands (N.J.) National Reserve, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Springfield Armory National Historical Site, W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site, and the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Recent Publications

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Glassberg, D. (2014).  Place, Memory, and Climate Change. The Public Historian. 36, 17 - 30.