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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Constance B. Schulz

Constance B. SchulzDistinguished Professor Emerita Constance Schulz was director or codirector of the award-winning public history program at the University of South Carolina for more than twenty years. She currently directs and serves as senior editor for a born-digital edition of the Papers of the Revolutionary-Era Pinckney Statesmen (2016 - ), funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Her digital edition of The Writings of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry (2012) was recognized by Choice as an outstanding academic publication. She lectures regularly on digital scholarly editing. She has also written on public history education and served as a consultant for colleges and universities establishing public history programs. While a Fulbright lecturer in England and Italy, she studied how museum, archival, and historic preservation activities are carried out in other nations. In her work as an archival educator, she has focused on the importance of archivists' preservation and historians' use of visual images, particularly photographs, for understanding the past, and she has published five books on the representations of individual states in the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information collection of 180,000 images from 1935 to 1943.