Archive for the ‘Emerging Professionals’ Category

  • 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 […]

  • Picture a cramped, dusty basement covered wall-to-wall with wooden shelves and metal canisters holding 18th and 19th century documents. Now imagine climate-controlled stacks with metal shelves and documents housed in Hollinger boxes and acid-free folders. How do we as caretakers of history reconcile these two situations? West Virginia University’s Public History program and the Monongalia […]

  • One of the founding objectives of the Women’s History Affinity Group at AASLH is to ‘[foster] mentoring, professional development, and strongly encourage young women to strive for leadership positions within their professional organizations. The “Women Who Mentor” blog series asks successful women from across the field to share their experiences and advice with women, as […]

  • One of the founding objectives of the Women’s History Affinity Group at AASLH is to “[foster] mentoring, professional development, and strongly encourage young women to strive for leadership positions within their professional organizations.” The “Women Who Mentor” blog series asks successful women from across the field to share their experiences and advice with women, as […]

  • The establishment of new emerging professional groups in museums, history, and related fields, as well as outside of our sphere, has become something of a phenomenon in recent years. The National Council on Public History (NCPH), the International Federation for Public History (IFPH), and AASLH (that’s us) have all founded emerging professional groups in the […]

  • Although museum/history professionals may not face the same problems or have the same priorities as bankers, financial advisers, and other salespeople, networking with professionals from outside the history field can be a valuable tool for museum/history professionals at all levels. Networking allows for those in the history field to help promote their institution in the […]

  • In April 2016, AASLH launched a brand new membership type for Academic Programs. Designed specifically to meet the needs of faculty and students in history, public history, and museum studies programs, the Academic Program Membership offers a unique benefits package for only $310 a year. Most importantly, students of the Academic Program Members get free […]