- E-mail: rortenberg-at-chemheritage-dot-org
- Phone: 215.873.8247
- Fax: 215.629.5247
Rebecca Ortenberg earned her M.A. in history museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY, Oneonta) and her B.A. in history from Lewis and Clark College. Her historical research has focused on issues of modernization and cultural change, and especially the ways that marginalized groups of the 19th and 20th centuries (particularly women, lower classes, and rural communities) have made rapid social change suit their own circumstances. She has a strong interest in public history, cultivating popular audiences for the arts and humanities, and discovering intersections among academic disciplines and public discourse.
At CHF, Rebecca works with the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry and the Center for Contemporary History and Policy on a variety of projects, including assisting research fellows, managing programs and events, and promoting CHF’s academic accomplishments inside and outside the institution.