Participant Info

First Name
Tiffany
Last Name
Isselhardt
Affiliation
Girl Museum, Kentucky Museum
Website URL
https://tiffanyrhoades.weebly.com
Keywords
public historian, museums, girlhood, women's history, medieval history
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About Me

I hold a Masters degree in Public History, with additional degrees in sociology and interdisciplinary social sciences, and have been researching and writing for most of my life.  I’ve curated many historical projects — including exhibitions, published articles, and conference presentations.

I specialize in girlhood studies, women’s history, fundraising, and museum administration.  I volunteer with Girl Museum as Program Developer, leading exhibitions, strategic planning, social media management, and collaborative partnerships and our interns.  I also produce their bi-weekly podcast series, GirlSpeak.

I also work with the Kentucky Museum, where I lead all donor management and grant writing efforts, help produce interdisciplinary exhibitions, and provide support for marketing, accreditation, and strategic planning.

I am currently writing my first book in the field of girls’ history.

Recent Publications

I have presented at historical association and museum conferences, including:

  • A Manor Among Mountains: The Medieval Vision of George Vanderbilt, presented at the Southeastern Medieval Association Conference in October 2013.
  • Barbie: The Bitch who has Everything, winner of the Best Paper award at the Brian Bertoti Graduate Conference in 2013.

I have also contributed to historical and museum industry journals and publications, including:

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Gender, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Women