Archive for the ‘Annual Meeting’ Category

  • Want to have your voice heard at the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting? Current Issues Forum (CIF) chairs are looking for panels of ten to fifteen participants to discuss key questions that AASLH members should be addressing. As a participant, you will be provided with relevant background information by the chair to spark ideas prior to […]

  • Attendees of the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting can look forward to hearing from two great speakers this year: Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, and U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro. Darren Walker is President of the Ford Foundation, the nation’s second largest philanthropy, and for two decades has been a leader in the nonprofit and […]

  • During the 2016 Annual Meeting Program Committee Meeting in Detroit, Bob Beatty said “All of you need to read The Origins of the Urban Crisis by Thomas Sugrue by September.” And since I always do what Bob says, it became part of my summer reading list. A friend had also recommended The Turner House by […]

  • Six sessions recorded as part of our Online Conference for the 2016 AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting in Detroit are now available for purchase ($15 AASLH Members/ $30 Nonmembers). Visit our Online Store to find these and other recorded webinars. Small Museums, Big Impact! Change Agents Being small doesn’t mean thinking small. Examine the successful reinvention of three small […]

  • AASLH has partnered with the National Council on Public History  to invite proposals for an NCPH‐sponsored Poster Session at the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. We are building on NCPH’s model for public history presentations about projects that use visual evidence. This is an alternative for presenters eager to share their work through […]

  • The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting is December 9. For specific instructions, see the Call for Proposals. The theme of the 2017 Annual Meeting is I AM History. Need inspiration? See what 2016 attendees said they wanted to learn in Austin here. Looking for collaborators? Tweet your request to @AASLH […]

  • Caitlin Williams was awarded a Small Museums Scholarship to attend the 2016 AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting. You can learn more about the AASLH Small Museums Scholarships here. The drive to greater downtown Detroit from Metro airport was as somber as the weather that day. Through rain streaked windows, I listened to a story–the kind we museum people […]

  • At the 2016 AASLH Annual Meeting, the Educators and Interpreters Committee hosted a session on cultural competency featuring staff from the Arab American National Museum (AANM). As staff from the first and only ethno-specific museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture, the presenters provided insight into the challenges they commonly […]

  • Thank you to everyone who joined us in Detroit for our Emerging History Professionals Mentoring Roundtable (and for our Happy Hour aftewards, pictured above). As we reflect on our experiences in Detroit we would like to send a special thanks to the leaders from across the country who made for an engaging discussion. Mentors are […]

  • We sent all attendees of the 2016 Annual Meeting a survey to find out what we did right and what we could improve. In that survey, we asked what types of sessions attendees would like to see on the program for the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, TX (September 6-9). Here’s a quick summary […]