Professional opportunities Feb. 24, 2015

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CFP: “The Remembered and the Forgotten: Preserving and Interpreting the Americas to 1820″– Oct. 22-24, 2015, Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

CFP: Special double issue of Museum International (Vol. 67 No. 267-268) on “Museums, Heritage and Capacity Building
DEADLINE: April 30, 2015

CFP: Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (Vol. 42 No. 1) issue on “Memories on the Move: Asian Connections
DEADLINE: June 30, 2015

EDU:Talking with Scientists: Training in Interviewing and Oral History Techniques” – week-long workshop from the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

FUNDING: Charlton Oral History Research Grant – Baylor University Institute for Oral History
DEADLINE: May 1, 2015

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Professional opportunities Feb. 17, 2015

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CFP: Alliance for Historical Dialogue Fellowship Program – Sept. 2-Dec. 18, 2015, New York, New York, U.S.
DEADLINE: March 6, 2015

CFP: Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition – June 18-20, 2015, Cambridge, U.K.
DEADLINE: March 15, 2015 (PDF)

EDU: Landmarks of American History and Culture Summer Workshop for K-12 Educators, “Forever Wild” – July 12-18 or 19-25, Adirondacks (upstate New York), U.S.
DEADLINE: March 2, 2015

EDU: Scholarships available for two-year English-language Master’s program in Applied and Interdisciplinary History at Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia
DEADLINE: May 15, 2015

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Reflections on the founding of NCPH

In recent months the NCPH Council of Past Presidents has discussed ways to honor some of the individuals who founded the National Council on Public History in 1980. As a result, at the 2015 NCPH Annual Meeting in Nashville, G. Wesley Johnson and Robert Pomeroy will receive the inaugural NCPH Founders Award, and they and others of the first NCPH generation will be invited to participate in an oral history project to be organized by the Council of Past Presidents. In this post, two past presidents, Ted Karamanski (Loyola University Chicago), and Rebecca Conard (Middle Tennessee State University) offer their personal reflections on the contributions of Johnson and Pomeroy to the organization and the field. For a brief history of NCPH’s early years, see Barb Howe’s “Reflections on an Idea: NCPH’s First Decade,” The Public Historian, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Summer 1989). Continue reading

Remembering Jann Warren-Findley

Jannelle Warren-Findley

Jannelle Warren-Findley will be posthumously awarded the Robert Kelley Award at the NCPH annual meeting in Nashville. Photo credit: Arizona State University

Dr. Jannelle Warren-Findley died at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, last week. Recently retired from Arizona State University, where she taught in and directed the public history program, she was a past President of the National Council on Public History (1997-98), an important voice in a number of areas of public history thought and practice (including women’s history and efforts to internationalize the field), and a dear friend and mentor to many. At the 2015 NCPH conference in Nashville, she will be honored posthumously with the Robert Kelley Award for distinguished service to the field. Some of her friends and colleagues offer their memories of Jann here. We welcome additional contributions and recollections via the comments at the end of this page.

Professional opportunities Feb. 3, 2015

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CFP: The State in/of Borderlands History – Nov. 6-7, 2015, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Feb. 16, 2015

CFP: The Exploring Nostalgia Project – July 3-5, 2015, Oxford, U.K.
DEADLINE: March 13, 2015

CFP: Museums & Social Issues Vol. 10, No. 2 seeks original articles, exhibition reviews and book reviews for an open issue
DEADLINE: April 21, 2015

CFP: 2015 National Underground Railroad Conference – June 17-20, 2015, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, U.S.
DEADLINE: March 2, 2015

CFP: Designing Commemoration: Performance, Process and Participation – Oct. 8-9, 2015, Dublin, Ireland
DEADLINE: March 30, 2015

CFP: Revolution, Reform, and Rebellion: The Role of Agency and Memory in Historical Understanding (Great Lakes History Conference) – Oct. 9-10, 2015, Allendale, Michigan, U.S.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2015

CFP: Federal History journal welcomes articles on the history of the U.S. federal government and the U.S. military, as well as research articles on methodological developments in federal historical work.

CONF: Public History and the Media – Feb. 11-13, 2015, Florence, Italy

PUB: CAMOC (Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities) News 01.2015 now available online

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Professional opportunities Jan. 28, 2015

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AWARD: The Society of American Archivists invites nominations for the 2015 Spotlight Award recognizing “the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition.”
DEADLINE: Feb. 28, 2015

CFP: Negotiating the Public sphere: Rethinking History From Below – Friday, April 10, 2015, Irvine, California, US
DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2015

CFP: Engaging with Archives and Records: Histories and Theories (I-CHORA 7) – July 29-31, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands
DEADLINE: Feb. 6, 2015

CFP: Gods and Monsters: Historicizing Ritual, Public Memory, and the Religious Imagination – April 25, 2015, San Francisco, California, US
DEADLINE: Feb. 13, 2015

CFP: Collectors and Collecting from the Early Modern Period to the Present – June 5, 2015, Portsmouth, UK
DEADLINE: March 22, 2015

CONF:
Building Museums” conference from the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums – March 22-24, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

EDU: Two webinars in February from American Association for State and Local History on “Getting Ready for Grants” (Feb. 4) and “Writing the Grant: What’s the Process Like?” (Feb. 11)

FUNDING: Black Metropolis Research Consortium offers one-month residential fellowships for scholars, artists, writers, and public historians working on formulating new historical narratives of Chicago’s African American past
DEADLINE: March 8, 2015

FUNDING: THEN/HiER Bursaries for the 2015 Historical Thinking Summer Institute – July 6-11, 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DEADLINE: May 15, 2015

REV: Human Rights and the Uses of History (Moyn)

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Professional opportunities Jan. 20, 2015

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ANNCT: Public History Discussion Group presents “Love thy neighbour: inter-neighbour relations and the syntax of complaint in early C20th London,” a talk by Anna Robinson, University of East London – Jan. 24, 2015, London, UK

AWARD: Coordinating Council for Women in History seeks applicants for the Catherine Prelinger Award to support contributions to women’s history and presence in the historical profession
DEADLINE: May 15, 2015

CFP: 11th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storytellers of the Americas Conference – April 17-18, 2015
DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2015

CFP: Call for Contributors to an edited volume on “Cultural Heritage Activism, Politics and Identity: Heritage Movements in Asia
DEADLINE: Feb. 28, 2015

CFP: Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology 2015 seeks research proposals from graduate students
DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

CFP: New Directions in Active History: Institutions, Communication, and Technologies – Oct. 2-4, 2015, London, Ontario, Canada
DEADLINE: April 15, 2015

CONF: The Oral History M.A. program at Columbia University is hosting a weekend workshop event with faculty and alumni on Jan. 24, 2015

EDU: The Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) welcomes applications for the 44th Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents – June 13-17, 2015, Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2015.

EDU: Join Instructor Lori Benson for the online course Moving Collections beginning March 2, 2015 on MuseumStudy.com

FUNDING: Applications now being accepted for the subsidized Preservation Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment Programs from the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
DEADLINE: March 6, 2015

PUB: Environmental History Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2015)
Table of Contents available online

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Professional opportunities Jan. 6, 2015

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CFP:Looking Backwards, Thinking Forwards,” Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property conference – May 26-30, 2015, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2015

CFP: Oral history in Central-Eastern Europe: current research areas, challenges and specificity – Sept. 17-18, 2015, Łódź, Poland
DEADLINE: Feb. 28, 2015

CONF: Labour and Capital II: Making Labour History in Ottawa, sponsored by Canadian Committee on Labour History and the Workers History Museum – May 31, 2015, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

PUB: Public History Review Vol 21 (2014)

PUB: CLS Journal of Museum Studies, Volume 8 Number 1 (Dec. 2014)

PUB: The Ashgate Research Companion to Memory Studies (Kattago, ed.)

REV: Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman’s March and American Memory (Rubin)

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Professional opportunities Dec. 17, 2014

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CFP: The peer-reviewed, digital-first Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia is expanding and seeks qualified writers to cover new subject categories.

CFP:
The Centre for English Traditional Heritage seeks contributors for its next issue.

EDU: Online course “Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections” from Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) – Feb. 12- June 18, 2015

FUNDING: The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, announces 2015 summer fellowship opportunities for graduate students and emerging museum professionals of Native American, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native background.
DEADLINE: Jan. 16, 2015

PUB: Transnational Memory: Circulation, Articulation, Scales (De Cesari and Rigney, eds.)

PUB: Advancing Engagement (Handbook for Academic Museums series) (Jandl and Gold, eds.)

PUB: Foundations of Museum Studies: Evolving Systems of Knowledge (Latham and Simmons)

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Professional opportunities Dec. 10, 2014

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ANNCT:
Museums Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill – Feb. 23-24, 2015, Washington, DC, U.S.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Jan. 23, 2015

CFP: Traditions and Transitions: Independent Scholars and the Digital Landscape (National Coalition of Independent Scholars conference) – June 18-21, 2015, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
DEADLINE: Dec. 15, 2014

CFP: Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2015) Conference – March 29-April 1, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
DEADLINE: Jan. 16, 2015

CONF: DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle – May 31-June 5, 2015 & January 4-5, 2016, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.

EDU:NAGPRA: Preparing for and Writing Grant Proposals” seminars in Denver, Colorado (Jan. 29-30, 2015) and San Francisco, California (Feb. 10-11, 2015), U.S.

EDU:
Historic Deerfield, Inc. invites applications from college juniors and seniors to take part in an intensive, nine-week Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture
DEADLINE: Feb. 9, 2015

FUNDING: Congressional Research Grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

REV: Museums and Biographies: Stories, Objects, Identities (Hill)

REV: Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory (Kieran)

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