POSTS FROM ‘Broadside’

  • Interest in and support for labor unions is on the rise in the United States, especially among millennials. Younger Americans tend to view unions as one of the few organizations to offer stability, solidarity, and a voice for workers in an increasingly precarious economic environment. At the same time that support for labor is growing, the very survival […]

  • Unpaid Internships in the Field

    December 1st, 2017

    In recent days, several people have newly expressed concerns about the presence of unpaid internships in the history field and about the inclusion of these internship opportunities in the AASLH Career Center. AASLH recognizes the challenges facing individuals embarking on a career in history and that unpaid internships can impede diversity, inclusiveness, and equity and […]

  • A few months ago, we invited local institutions in AASLH’s network to contribute content to the US National Archives’ centennial project, Remembering WWI. Through participation in this national effort, museums, archives, libraries, historical organizations, and others can help contextualize the experience of World War I at the local level, and help grow our national collection […]

  • We congratulate these members who earned StEPs certificates in the last month! The Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations is AASLH’s self-study standards program designed specifically for small to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions. Through a workbook, online resources, and an online community, organizations enrolled in StEPs assess their policies and practices and benchmark themselves against […]

  • Will You Support AASLH?

    November 28th, 2017

     DONATE TODAY Today is #GivingTuesday—a day dedicated to giving back. AASLH joins charities, nonprofits, social service organizations and others all over the world to ask for your generosity. So why, with limited resources and seemingly endless worthy causes, should you give to AASLH this Giving Tuesday? In short, to support the association that supports your work. […]

  • If you actively support the study of women’s history, you’re more than likely aware of the upcoming centennial of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 2020. You may be, as I am, involved with planning exhibits and events to recognize the work of suffragists in your state and sharing your findings with partner organizations coordinating the […]

  •   When World War II started, I lived in San Diego. And they were advertising for women to replace the men that, of course, had to go to war. And so it was a big challenge to us women, and we were excited to see if we could do the men’s work. Which we did—sometimes […]

  • It was raining, and flooded, in historic Annapolis, Maryland, when 265 of us gathered for the second Keeping History Above Water conference. The swag was an umbrella!  It had the logo “Weather it Together,” referencing the sea level rise planning program of the City of Annapolis, and the camaraderie of conference-goers — heritage professionals and […]

  • Call for Papers Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment In spite of the immense historic and cultural contributions of LGBTQ Americans, the LGBTQ community at large is among the least represented in our national, state, and local designation programs. To date, only sixteen of the more than 92,000 sites […]

  • Since the allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced, the topic has dominated the news cycles with more and more famous persons and political leaders answering to accusations of misconduct in relation to colleagues, acquaintances, and clients. Unfortunately, sexual harassment and assault is not limited to the world of entertainment […]