Allison Seyler, an archivist and public historian currently works as the Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager at Johns Hopkins University. Her research both as a graduate student at UMBC and archivist on the Legacy of Slavery team at the Maryland State Archives, has been rooted in exploring how historians can illuminate ordinary peoples’ experiences using archival records. She investigates how we make these stories relevant and accessible to public audiences, while directly confronting issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the field more broadly.


University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • 2012 – M.A., Historical Studies, Public History track
  • 2010 – B.A., History, French

Professional Experience

  • 2018-Present, Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2016-2018: Archivist, B&O Railroad Museum
  • 2012-2016: Research Archivist, Legacy of Slavery in Maryland Project, Maryland State Archives
  • 2013-2016: Circulation Assistant, Baltimore County Public Library