POSTS FROM ‘Broadside’

  • Will you be among the hundreds of history professionals who are coming to the Annual Meeting in Austin, TX?  Are you interested in ways to incorporate religious history into your site’s interpretation?  Want to connect with colleagues who actively consider the religious dimensions of our national history?  Then consider taking advantage of these religious history opportunities in Austin. The […]

  • This summer, I spent a month at Texas A&M’s Cushing Library as part of the Don Kelly Research Collection Fellowship, investigating twentieth-century LGBT youth culture and activism. The Collection’s extraordinary archive of gay literature and culture contains a treasure trove of community newspapers, journals, independent zines, pulp novels, and other materials. As I planned to craft a narrative that […]

  • Indianapolis, IN—Nearly fifty leaders in the management of history organizations will gather in Indianapolis in November as part of Developing History Leaders @SHA, formerly known as the Seminar for Historical Administration. Three dozen nationally-recognized leaders will facilitate discussions on the best and future practices for executive management and leadership at museums, archives, historical societies, preservation organizations, […]

  • Join us in Austin for two great opportunities to delve into women’s history and get to know more about the Women’s History Affinity Group (WHAG) as we convene around the 2017 conference theme “I AM History.”  On Thursday, September 7th, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., WHAG is hosting a luncheon and we want to hear from you. What are the challenges […]

  • As we prepare for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin, the Educators and Interpreters Affinity Group Committee is trying an experiment. We’re giving presenters who are chairing sessions with education and interpretation themes a chance to give readers a little more information about them – a teaser, if you will. We’ll share two to three sessions each week. We […]

  • The Workshop In June 2017, the Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives at Illinois College hosted faculty members for a hands-on workshop, Archives à la Carte. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities,the two-day workshop included individualized research appointments throughout the summer. The inaugural workshop was designed to engage participants with collections and enrich the curriculum. Participants in […]

  • The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) abhors not only the violence of the clash in Virginia, initially over a Jim Crow era statue, but the hateful misunderstanding of history, the cruel misuse of the past, and the willful blindness to the historical record by the forces of white nationalism. As the national […]

  • Exciting changes are happening at the 900 organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations). Our “StEPs Spotlight” blog series highlights accomplishments by participating organizations. Below is another example of how StEPs is helping organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of communication, and setting […]

  • Now in their eleventh year, the Small Museums Affinity Group’s annual scholarships help colleagues from small museums across the country join us at our Annual Meeting for four days of educational sessions, hands-on workshops, and networking. Funded through generous donations from AASLH members, this scholarship provides a great opportunity for members from small institutions  to […]

  • In late July, news broke in The New York Times, Boston Globe, and National Public Radio about the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, deciding to deaccession forty works of art, thrusting the topic of museum collection policies, funding, and  public trust once again into the national spotlight. The Berkshire Museum issued a press release on July […]