Tina Hirsch Sheller

Assistant Professor of History and Historic Preservation

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B.A., Goucher College, 1974

M.A., University of Maryland, 1978

Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1990

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Historic Preservation, Public History, Early American History

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

"The Origins of Public Education in Baltimore, 1825-1829," History of Education Quarterly

22 (Spring 1982), 23-43; republished in Urban Education in the United States: A Historical Reader. Edited by John L. Rury. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Contributor, Encyclopedia of the New American Nation. Edited by Paul Finkelman. New York:

Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005.

 "Freemen, Servants, and Slaves: Artisans and the Craft Structure of Revolutionary Baltimore Town,"

American Artisans: Crafting Social Identity, 1750-1850. Edited by Paul Gilje,

Howard Rock, and Robert Asher. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

Contributor, James Madison and the American Nation, 1751-1836: An Encyclopedia. Edited by

Robert Rutland. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.

Associate editor, Latrobe's View of America, 1795-1820: Selections from the Watercolors and

Sketches. Edited by Edward C. Carter, II, John C. Van Horne, and Charles E. Brownell.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.

Funded Research

FAC grant for research project on Epsom Farm, Fall 2011

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

Historical consultant and exhibit coordinator, "Glassmaking in Maryland," Baltimore Museum of Industry, 2003-2004

Historical consultant, "Memories of Baltimore Business," oral history video, Baltimore Museum of Industry, 2003-2004

Oral history coordinator, "Working in Baltimore: 20th Century Memories," oral history project, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Spring 2001

Research coordinator, History of the Baltimore Company Ironworks, Carroll Park Foundation, Baltimore, Spring, 2000