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  • Call for Papers Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment In spite of the immense historic and cultural contributions of LGBTQ Americans, the LGBTQ community at large is among the least represented in our national, state, and local designation programs. To date, only sixteen of the more than 92,000 sites […]

  • Call for chapter contributors: Craft as Political Activism in a Nation Divided Hinda Mandell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology hbmgpt@rit.edu This proposed volume, an edited collection, is committed to investigating how people create handicrafts and share them publicly as a statement reacting to political policies. At the heart of this volume is an […]

  • The Editorial Board for AASLH’s book series with Rowman & Littlefield Press is actively seeking new book proposals. If you’re a good writer and have something to share with your professional colleagues, we’d like to hear from you! What does writing a book for our series entail? Most of our books are around 75,000 words (250 double-spaced pages). […]

  • The outlook for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is far more positive now than it was nine months ago when news leaked that the Trump administration would propose eliminating the agency, along with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. With the NEH under threat, the […]

  • 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 […]