Professional opportunities June 30, 2015

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ANNCT: HistoriCorps seeks volunteers for summer sessions working on restoration of slave quarters at Clermont Farm Slave Quarters, Berryville, Virginia, U.S.

CFP:What does heritage change?” Association of Critical Heritage Studies third biannual Conference – June 7-10, 2016, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
DEADLINE: July 1, 2015

CFP:Unsettling the Slave Narrative,” Biennial conference of C19: the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists – March 17-20, 2016, State College, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2015

CONF:Whose regional and local histories?” Centre for Regional and Local History conference – Sept. 11-12, 2015, Middlesbrough, U.K.

EDU:
Online oral history workshop from Baylor University Institute for Oral History – Aug. 12 and 19, 2015

FUNDING: 2016 Center for Missouri Studies Fellowships
DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2015

PUB: Journal of the History of Collections, Vol. 27, No. 2 (July 2015) – Table of Contents available online

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Project Showcase: The Great Society Congress

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On October 15, 1966, President Lyndon Baines Johnson remarked: “When the historians of tomorrow write of today, they will say of the 89th Congress … ‘This was the great Congress.’” The president was elated that between January 1965 and December 1966, the 89th US Congress had enacted the most extensive legislative program since the New Deal. The Voting Rights Act, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and amendments to the Social Security Act, which resulted in the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, were but a few of the transformative pieces of legislation passed as cornerstones of Johnson’s Great Society agenda. Continue reading

Professional opportunities June 23, 2015

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CFP:Emerging Trends,” conference of ICOM International Committee of Marketing and Public Relations – Oct. 24-28, 2015, Yerevan, Armenia
EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 30, 2015

CFP:Environmental History and its Publics,” American Society for Environmental History conference – March 30-April 3, 2016, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
DEADLINE: July 8, 2015

CFP: HistoryWeekly magazine seeks new, high-quality content

REV:Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South” (Hillyer)

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Professional opportunities June 17, 2015

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AWARD: Mountain-Plains Museums Association (western US) offers awards for individuals and institutions
DEADLINE: June 22, 2015

CFP: Open Source Software and Tools for the Library and Archive – online presentations sought for Sept. conference
DEADLINE: July 13, 2015

CFP: Museum International special issue on “Museums in a changing society
DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2015

CFP:
The Future of Holocaust Testimonies IV, An International Conference and Workshop – March 8-10, 2016, Akko, Israel
DEADLINE: Sept. 11, 2015

EDU:
Scripting the Exhibition: Labels and Interpretive Panels” – online course from Northern States Conservation Center begins July 6, 2015

PUB: April/May 2015 edition of EXPOTIME! e-zine is available online

REV:
Embattled Memories: Contested Meanings in Korean War Memorials” (Choi)

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Professional opportunities June 9, 2015

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CFP: Topic Proposals for the 2016 National Council on Public History/Society for History in the Federal Government conference are now posted in the Public History Commons. Share advice, find co-panelists, help shape the conference program!
DEADLINE: July 3, 2015

CFP:Researching New York: A conference on all aspects of New York State History” – Nov. 19-20, 2015, Albany, New York, U.S.
DEADLINE: July 19, 2015

CFP: International Federation for Public History 3rd Annual Conference – July 7-9, 2016, Bogotá, Colombia
DEADLINE: Oct. 19, 2015

CONF:War Memories: Commemoration, Re-enactment, Writings of War in the English-speaking World” – June 14-16, 2016, Paris, France
DEADLINE: June 20, 2015

EDU:Basics of Archives” from American Association for State and
Local History (AASLH) on Museum Study, starting June 22, 2015

PUB: Environmental History Vol. 20, No. 3 (July 2015)
Table of Contents available online

REV:Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects” (Sand)

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Professional opportunities June 2, 2015

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ANNCT: Conversation about U.S. presidential libraries and legacies with Anthony Clark, author of “The Last Campaign: How Presidents Rewrite History, Run for Posterity, and Enshrine Their Legacies” – June 10, 2015, New York, New York, U.S.

CFP:Immigration, Migration, and Memory in Public History“, National Council on Public History Mini-Conference – Oct. 10, 2015, San Marcos, Texas, U.S.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: June 23, 2015

CFP:Digital Humanities: Emerging Possibilities for Scholarship and Pedagogy” – Aug. 14-15, 2015, Buffalo, New York, U.S.

CFP: THEMA now welcomes submissions for its spring 2016 issue (no. 4) on “Museums without Curators
DEADLINE: June 22, 2015

CFP:Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage” – March 31-April 4, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan
DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2015

CONF:Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition” – THATCamp Buffalo, June 18-20, 2015, Cambridge, U.K.

CONF: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions Conference – July 13-16, 2015, Liverpool, U.K.

EDU: Intensive 2-week course on American domestic furnishings at Winterthur Institute – Oct. 12-23, 2015, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.

PUB: Cultures of History Forum: “Trends and Developments from East Central and Southeastern Europe,” including section on “Exhibiting 20th Century History”

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Professional opportunities May 27, 2015

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ANNCT: Events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Manhattan Project, honor Manhattan Project veterans, and provide a preview of the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park – June 2-3, 2015, Washington, DC, U.S. (Free but registration required)

CFP: Early Topic Proposal for 2016 National Council on Public History/Society for Historians in the Federal Government conference – submit early proposals to find co-panelists or develop preliminary ideas before full submission
DEADLINE: June 1, 2015

CFP:Essays in Public Works History” series from The Public Works Historical Society – seeking proposals for 50-100 pg manuscripts
DEADLINE: July 17, 2015

CFP:Museums and More,” conference of the Small Museums Association – Feb. 14-16, 2016, Ocean City, Maryland, U.S.
DEADLINE: Feb. 25, 2015

CFP:Intersections,” annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology – March 29-April 2, 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2015

CONF:Archaeological Reconstructions and Tourism” – Sept. 25-27, 2015, Mistelbach, Austria

EDU: Online summer classes from LYRASIS (digital projects, oral history collections, security, MODS, metadata, audio-visual preservation, more)

EDU: Online preservation courses in June from conservator David Harvey (conservation of metal objects, tools, firearms)

EDU: Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in partnership with Smithsonian Associates

EDU:Making Maker Spaces Programming for Museums,” four-week online course from Valerie Colston, starting June 1

REV:Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I” (Hayden-Smith)

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Professional opportunities May 18, 2015

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CFP: Society of Architectural Historians 2016 Annual International Conference – April 6 -10, 2016, Pasadena, California, U.S.
DEADLINE: June 9, 2015

CONF:
Collecting and Composing: An Oral History & Music Workshop” – June 23-28, 2015, Hudson, New York, U.S.

CONF:
Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections” -
Aug. 3-5, 2015, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.

FUNDING: Travel award for “new voices” at Society for the History of Technology conference in October 2015
DEADLINE: July 5, 2015

FUNDING: National Endowment for the Humanities Collections & Reference Resources grants to preserve and create access to collections.
DEADLINE: July 21, 2015

REV:Democracy without Justice in Spain: The Politics of Forgetting” (Encarnación)

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