Professional opportunities Feb. 2, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Extended deadlines for Berkshire Conference and Nursing & Healthcare History conference proposals; conference on reenactment and fantasy-based movements in Lithuania; commemoration of anti-racism at Public History Discussion group in London; and more.

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Professional opportunities Jan. 26, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: “Heavy heritage” in Istanbul, awards for unsung supporters of archives, window restoration boot camp, and more!

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Professional opportunities Jan. 19, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Conference calls for nursing/healthcare history, African-American museums and genealogy, the future of urban preservationism, plus awards for archivists and their advocates.

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Ask a Public Historian Q&A: Nicole Belle DeRise

Interior of workbook.|Courtesy: Nicole Belle DeRise

Photo credit: Nicole Belle DeRise

This is the second in a new series “Ask a Public Historian,” brought to you by the National Council for Public History New Professional and Graduate Student Committee.

Nicole Belle DeRise is a Historian with the Wells Fargo Family & Business History Center. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she was the Program Manager of Brooklyn Connections, an educational outreach program at the Brooklyn Public Library. Nicole has an MA in Public History from New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and a BA in History and Italian from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She lives in Queens, NY.

What was your career trajectory?

After I graduated with an MA in Public History, I got my “dream job” at a great museum. Unfortunately, within two months, the museum was shut down due to funding, and I was laid off. Continue reading

Professional Opportunities Jan. 13, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: extended deadline for international award for technology exhibits, a chance to weigh in on women’s history scholarship at the U.S. National Women’s History Museum, and more.

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Professional opportunities Jan. 6, 2016

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CFP:Oral Narratives and the Politics of History Making” International Oral History Conference – Dec. 6-8, 2016, Jerusalem, Israel
DEADLINE: March 15, 2016

EDU: The Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) welcomes applications for the 2016 Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents – July 31-August 4, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2016

EDU: LYRASIS classes in sustainable preservation, introduction to digital imaging, disaster preparedness, and more

EDU: Three day workshop on Preservation of Digitally Printed Materials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums (Free) – Oct. 25-27, 2016, Rochester, New York, U.S.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2016

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Professional opportunities Dec. 29, 2015

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CFP: MuseumsEtc invites submissions for inclusion in “The Museum Blog Book,” a Spring 2016 collection of work from museum blogs
DEADLINE: Jan. 11, 2016

CFP:The Museum Boom & Beyond: Concepts and Methods in Analyzing Cultures of History in Poland” – April 28-29, 2016
DEADLINE: Jan. 18, 2016

CFP:Mass Violence and Memory” – May 18-19, 2016, Sonepat, India
DEADLINE: Jan. 20, 2016

CFP: Society for Industrial Archeology & Historic Bridge Symposium – June 2-5, 2016, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2016

CFP:Archiving Childhood,” The 3rd National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature Conference – July 1, 2016, U.K.
DEADLINE: Feb. 28, 2016

CONF: American Institute for Conservation & Canadian Association for Conservation (ACCR) Joint Annual Meeting & Conference – May 13-17, 2016, Montréal, Québec, Canada
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Jan. 1, 2016

EDU: Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR) for PhD students – May 23-27, 2016, Washington, D.C., U.S.

PUB: Public History Review, Vol 22 (2015), special issue on “Public History Education

REV:On Records: Delaware Indians, Colonists, and the Media of History and
Memory
” (Newman)

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Professional opportunities Dec. 15, 2015

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CFP: “Place,” North Carolina State University Graduate Student History Conference – April 2, 2016, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
DEADLINE: Jan. 11, 2016

CFP: The Museum and Exhibition (MUSE) Studies Publication of the University of Illinois at Chicago invites you to submit art, essays, creative writing, interviews, poetry, love letters and any other creative form analyzing, critiquing, and space making for new thinking about museums and exhibitions. Visit Facebook event page for more information.
DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2016

CFP: NASA in the “Long” Civil Rights Movement Symposium – March 16-17, 2017, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.br>DEADLINE: July 31, 2016

CONF:New Directions in the Use of Oral Testimonies: Soviet Experiences of the Holocaust” – Aug. 1-12, 2016, Washington, D.C., U.S.
DEADLINE: Feb. 14, 2016

EDU: 2016 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Archaeological and Museum Conservation Science at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute
DEADLINE: Feb. 25, 2016

FUNDING: Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) is soliciting applications for two 2016 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarships for minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration
DEADLINE: March 1, 2016

PUB: Environmental History, Vol. 21, No. 1 (January 2016) – Table of Contents now available online

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Professional opportunities Dec. 8, 2015

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AWARD: Donald Peterson Student Travel Award from Society for American Archivists
DEADLINE: Feb. 28, 2016

CFP:Museum Authenticity in the Age of Participation,” Eastern Illinois University Historical Administration Program Association conference – April 9, 2016, Charleston, Illinois, U.S.
DEADLINE: Jan. 8, 2016

CFP:Time and Spaces: Perspectives on the study of the past’s scales” – March 30-April 1, 2016, Montréal, Québec, Canada
DEADLINE: Jan. 11, 2016

CFP: Call for Posters, International Federation for Public History (IFPH) Conference – July 7-9, 2016, Bogotá, Colombia
DEADLINE: Jan. 25, 2016

CONF: American Historical Association meeting – Jan. 7-10, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia. Many sessions on public history, digital history, archival practice, digital collections, the centennial of the National Park Service, more.
DEADLINE FOR PRE-REGISTRATION: Dec. 18, 2015

EDU: Interpretive Writing online course from Museum Study with John Veverka starts Jan. 4, 2016

FUNDING: American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites applications for 2016-17 visiting fellowships for academic, museum, and public history projects
DEADLINE: Jan. 15, 2016

FUNDING: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications for Public Scholar Program to support well-researched books in the humanities conceived and written to reach a broad readership.
DEADLINE: Feb. 2, 2016

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Professional opportunities Nov. 24, 2015

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ANNCT:Cultural Heritage Diplomacy: How Nations use Historic Sites for Political Ends” – Nov. 25, 2015, Montréal, Québec
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

ANNCT:Immigration Records & Privacy at the National Archives” talk by William Creech – Dec. 10, 2015, Washington, D.C., U.S. and via YouTube

AWARD: American Library Association/Reference & User ServicesAssociation Genealogy History Achievement Award for professional achievement in historical or genealogical reference, service, or research librarianship
DEADLINE: Dec. 4, 2015

CFP: Journal of Hate Studies issue on “Hate and Heritage
DEADLINE: Dec. 21, 2015

CFP: World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8) – Aug. 28-Sept. 2, 2016, Kyoto, Japan
DEADLINE: Dec. 31, 2015

CFP: Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexualities – June 1-4, 2017, Hempstead, New York, U.S.
DEADLINE: Jan. 15, 2016

CFP:Oral History and Technology,” Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region conference – April 14-15, 2016, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
DEADLINE: Jan 31, 2016

CONF:The Politics of Memory: Victimization, Violence and Contested Narratives of the Past” – Dec. 3-5, 2015, New York, New York, U.S.

EDU: Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICE 2016) for mid-career museum, preservation, historic site and other arts and culture professionals – July 11-14, 2016, Kansas City, Missouri

REV: “Making Photography Matter: A Viewer’s History from the Civil War to the
Great Depression
” (Finnegan)

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