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  • AASLH Member Georgia Historical Society Honors Robert L. Brown, Jr. with John Macpherson Berrien Award “In grateful recognition of a lifetime of achievement in the field of Georgia history.”   The Georgia Historical Society, AASLH members since 1979, presented Robert L. Brown, Jr. of Decatur with the John Macpherson Berrien Award for a lifetime of achievement in […]

  • 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 […]

  • Notable Books for a Global Society The Notable Books for a Global Society (NBGS) is a subcommittee of The Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group which is affiliated with the International Literacy Association. Each year, the NBGS Committee chooses 25 books for grades Pre-K through Grade 12 that reflect diversity in the broadest sense, […]

  • This summer, I spent a month at Texas A&M’s Cushing Library as part of the Don Kelly Research Collection Fellowship, investigating twentieth-century LGBT youth culture and activism. The Collection’s extraordinary archive of gay literature and culture contains a treasure trove of community newspapers, journals, independent zines, pulp novels, and other materials. As I planned to craft a narrative that […]

  • The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) abhors not only the violence of the clash in Virginia, initially over a Jim Crow era statue, but the hateful misunderstanding of history, the cruel misuse of the past, and the willful blindness to the historical record by the forces of white nationalism. As the national […]

  • Emerging History Professionals are taking over the Winter 2018 issue of AASLH’s History News magazine! The issue will be guest co-edited by emerging history professionals Hope Shannon and Hannah Hethmon. Features and articles will all focus on Emerging History Professionals and reflect their insights and opinions about the field. Anyone in the early stages of […]

  • When faced with tragedies, communities may find healing in creating memorials. Museums and other sites are increasingly choosing to collect and interpret the story of the memorial alongside that of the event that prompted it. Here are three techniques from Leadership in History Awards winning projects for remembering tragic events and honoring those who were impacted, […]

  • As a history student at Morgan State University, Cynthia Neverdon participated in non-violent direct actions, primarily pushing for integrated public spaces. One July night in 1963, she was jailed for leading a number of other college students in a demonstration to integrate the white only Northwood movie theater on Hillen Road in West Baltimore. A […]

  • A record number of museum people hit Capitol Hill offices last week for Museums Advocacy Day. I participated alongside several AASLH Council members and our Chief of Operations, Bethany Hawkins. In total, there were 387 people representing 48 states. It was an even more exciting and productive weekend than usual. AASLH is grateful to the American Alliance of Museums […]

  • When I read Melissa Prycer’s AASLH posts, “Baby Boom: Motherhood and Museums” and “Baby Boom II: Motherhood and Museums One Year Later,” I was inspired to write about my experience, since this is an issue that needs to be addressed. Her articles show the challenges that can arise within an organization when the staff and board are […]