Judy Austin

The Importance of History

As the former editor of Idaho Yesterdays, the now suspended journal of the Idaho State Historical Society, Austin wanted articles that either looked closely at a local episode and then explained its uniqueness in a broader context, or told the story of a broader event and then used local examples to illustrate the story. Austin’s talk explores the importance of history as well as the importance of finding ways to tell history. She can target the talk to particular Idaho towns or historical events. Austin can also speak about her 35 years of experience in editing Idaho Yesterdays and the many interesting stories appearing in that journal over the years.