About Nicole

Nicole Belolan

I am the Public Historian in Residence at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers University-Camden. There, I am Co-Editor of The Public Historian (the journal of the National Council on Public History and the flagship journal of the field) and NCPH’s Digital Media Editor, which involves managing the blog History@Work. I also direct MARCH’s Continuing Education Program in Historic Preservation. I am committed to helping everyone interested in history link history practice, outreach, and learning in inclusive and accessible settings.

I earned my PhD from the History of American Civilization program in the Department of History at the University of Delaware. I am a historian of the material culture of disability (objects ranging from crutches and artificial limbs to adult cradles and easy chairs) in early America. I hold an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. I lecture and lead workshops regularly about disability history, material culture, and museum practice. I serve on the board of the Disability History Association and as a member of the Scholarship Advisory Committee (Publications & Programs), Newport Historical Society, Newport, RI. You can check out my video project series The Public Historian at Home here.