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  • When you spend your days on practical activities that help your institution thrive, it can be overwhelming to tackle an unfamiliar topic.  Whether you’re simply curious, or have been tasked with launching a new exhibit, we’ve got the tools to bring you up to snuff on a variety of topics you’ve let us know you’re […]

  • Recently, the National Park Service announced that in 2017, they had a total of 330,882,751 recreation visits. This total was just shy of matching their record-breaking visitation numbers from 2016. Of the 385 parks who record visitation, 61 of them set an attendance record in 2017—with 42 of those sites breaking a record they had […]

  • Yesterday (February 12, 2018), President Trump sent his Fiscal Year 2019 budget request to Congress. Once again, he has proposed eliminating or slashing federal programs and agencies that serve history organizations and promote history around the nation. According to the National Coalition for History, some of the entities threatened include the following: Institute of Museum […]

  • To many people, she appeared the model employee. As the longtime finance director, she had gained the unconditional trust of the executive director and control of the purse strings. And that helped her carry out her most secret role in the organization: thief. Embezzlement. Fraud. Misuse of funds. Mismanagement. Skimming. Stealing from the cookie jar. […]

  • New Media and Kansas City

    February 7th, 2018

    This is the third post in a week-long series spotlighting Kansas City and Annual Meeting topics leading up to the announcement of the #AASLH18 speakers on Friday. Read Monday’s post, “Welcome to Speaker Week: Inspiration from Past Annual Meeting Speakers.” Kansas City and its history are the subjects of an impressive number of vlogs and podcasts. From walking […]

  • In Memoriam: Laura Hockaday

    January 22nd, 2018

    In Kansas City, people of color got little recognition for their civic contributions until Laura Hockaday saw an opportunity and acted. As the self-proclaimed “people editor” of The Kansas City Star for eighteen years, she put leaders of the African-American and Hispanic communities on the society page, where they deserved to be. Because of her, […]

  • Unpaid Internships in the Field

    December 1st, 2017

    In recent days, several people have newly expressed concerns about the presence of unpaid internships in the history field and about the inclusion of these internship opportunities in the AASLH Career Center. AASLH recognizes the challenges facing individuals embarking on a career in history and that unpaid internships can impede diversity, inclusiveness, and equity and […]

  • Will You Support AASLH?

    November 28th, 2017

     DONATE TODAY Today is #GivingTuesday—a day dedicated to giving back. AASLH joins charities, nonprofits, social service organizations and others all over the world to ask for your generosity. So why, with limited resources and seemingly endless worthy causes, should you give to AASLH this Giving Tuesday? In short, to support the association that supports your work. […]

  • 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 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 […]