Archive for the ‘Annual Meeting’ Category

  • Like many attendees of the AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin this year, I found it difficult to engage in conversations about history while our current events were so troubling. It’s ironic that as the nation debated transferring Confederate monuments to museum collections, museum professionals gathered and discussed what that would look like, and how we as history […]

  • Thanks to the Small Museums Scholarship program, I was able to attend the AASLH Annual Meeting last month in Austin, Texas. One of our 2017 goals at the Stevens County Historical Society has been to increase our community outreach and engagement, so it was exciting to participate in an entire conference dedicated to the same goal. And while […]

  • Conferences offer a break from the daily norm of our jobs and a chance to learn something new and meet other practitioners. It is a time to reset, recharge, and reinvigorate our passion for the work we do. Reviewing the line-up for #AASLH17: I AM History, I was initially drawn to the session topics and the Tejano tour, […]

  • Thanks to financial support from the Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Diversity fund, I was able to attend the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. As a new member and first-time attendee, I came in as a curious outsider: I’m currently an archivist by training and trade. As such, I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d […]

  • September 6-9, the week of the AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, was a heavy one.  Being inundated with images of natural disasters and of hate, speaking about museums and public history work appeared frivolous in the beginning. However, the conference was the correct antidote, at least for me personally. I was one of the […]

  • As a winner of one of the Douglas Evelyn Scholarships for Diversity, I felt extremely honored and excited to attend my first AASLH Annual Meeting. I have been to other museum conferences before, but attending the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting was unlike anything I have experienced. Everyone was warm and friendly from the start to […]

  •     First of all, thank you. Thank you to our program committee, the host committee and local institutions, our onsite volunteers, speakers, tour guides, and everyone else who contributed so much of their energy to the Austin Annual Meeting. And thank you to our participants, all 1,012 of you! It was energizing to see […]

  • Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Annual Meeting in Austin for our session “Next Steps: Navigating Career Pathways with People Who’ve Been There.” As we reflect on our experiences, we would like to thank the group of professionals who served as advisers by offering their words of wisdom and advice to all […]

  • President and CEO’s Address (Excerpt) AASLH Meeting of the Membership Austin, TX, September 8, 2017 Getting to Austin was difficult for many of you, and preparing this meeting was not easy on the Host Committee and staff. And there are a whole set of new challenges for our colleagues living in South Texas and Louisiana […]

  • Due to circumstances beyond our control, Congressman Joaquin Castro is unable to join us on Saturday, September 9th for the closing keynote of the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting. In his place, we are excited to announce that Professor Jeremi Suri will be joining us instead.   Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for […]