NCPH welcomes new executive director

At the 2016 National Council on Public History meeting in Baltimore, then-Interim-Executive-Director Stephanie Rowe (left) joined Founders Award winners Arnita Jones and Phil Cantelon and former NCPH Executive Director John Dichtl (right). Photo credit: NCPH

At the 2016 NCPH annual meeting in Baltimore, then-interim-executive-director Stephanie Rowe (left) joined Founders Award winners Arnita Jones and Phil Cantelon and former NCPH executive director John Dichtl (right). Photo credit: NCPH

A year ago, on a hot, sweltering Indiana day, the search committee for the next executive director for the National Council on Public History met in person for the first time. Read More

Around the field Aug. 17, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Aug 20 workshop on enhancing online access to oral histories, conference on representing perpetrators of violence, public history and/as labor and rural history, public history working group in New York City launches new conference. Read More

Public history and public activism at work: Washington’s McMillan Sand Filtration Site

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04July-TweetOn July 4, about 60 people attended a party thrown by Washington, DC activists trying to save a historic water filtration plant. The event was held in a row house in the city’s gentrifying Bloomingdale neighborhood, which I wrote about in a recent [email protected] post. Read More

Project Showcase: A Tribute to the Mother Emanuel Church

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Mother Emanuel Photo

Memorabilia left outside of the Emanuel AME Church. Photo credit: Brandon Coffey

June 17, 2016 marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church, also known as Mother Emanuel, in Charleston, South Carolina. A new online exhibition published by the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI), “A Tribute to the Mother Emanuel Church,” documents the outpouring of emotion and grief for the victims, survivors, and their families. Read More

Around the field July 18, 2016

newspaper-in-fieldFrom around the field this week: Conferences on war/peace transitions, Guatemalan genocide and resistance, migration heritage, more; residency funding for digital stewardship work; post-disaster collections salvage course; one-day workshop for teachers at historic site in Virginia. Read More