Archive for the ‘Emerging Professionals’ Category

  • This blog was originally published by the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University on October 25, 2017. How far removed from the past do we as historians have to be in order to consider a topic viable as history? I ask mostly in terms of the recent past. While some of my […]

  • When it comes to choosing a museum to work or intern at, many questions may come to mind. Where is the museum located? What type of objects does the museum collect? How many staff members are employed full-time? What’s the museum’s operating budget? What are the museum’s short and long-term goals? A recent job change […]

  • 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 […]

  • AASLH is proud to announce the first participants to complete the Small Museum Pro! certificate program. In 2017, AASLH has been able to offer all five Small Museum Pro! courses for the first time since the launch of the first class in 2014. Each online course (Collections Management, Caring for Museum Collections, Leadership and Administration […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • On behalf of the Emerging History Professionals (EHP) Affinity Community, I’m happy to announce the events and initiatives planned for AASLH’s EHP members at this year’s Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. First, when you arrive at the registration desk, be sure to grab a copy of the EHP guide to the Annual Meeting. The guide […]

  • The Chrysler Village History Project was a public historian’s dream. It emerged as a perfect storm of enthusiastic neighborhood residents and a cohort of passionate public historians who donated their time and resources to leveraging the newly-revealed history of the area for the benefit of the contemporary community. Last August, the three-year project culminated with […]

  • The AASLH Emerging History Professionals Affinity Community is please to announce five new committee members joining the EHP Committee for the 2017-2019 term. Julia Kennedy Marketing and Audience Development Museum Hack Norfolk, VA Marie Pellissier  Marie Pellissier is a MA student in the Public History Program at Loyola University Chicago. She received her BA in […]