Around the Field May 23, 2018

From around the field this week: Join the International Sites of Conscience to talk about Museums and Guns at tomorrow’s Twitter #MuseumEdChat (May 24); @NCPHInclusion task force member Shakti Castro gives a talk on the history of the opioid crisis in NYC’s Puerto Rican and Latinx communities (May 24); Historic New England is hosting a “Caring for Municipal, Museum, and other Non-Profit Historic Properties” workshop in Massachusetts (May 25); Submit a pop-up proposal for the COSA-NAGARA-SAA 2018 Joint Meeting by May 31; June is Pride Month in the United States, and many cultural organizations are featuring LGBTQ history events and talks.  Read More

Reflecting on the first NCPH “extraordinary service” award

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Cathy Stanton leads the NCPH’s Digital Media Group in Nashville in 2015. Photo credit: Amy Tyson

Editor’s note: this is the second in a series of pieces by recipients of NCPH’s 2018 best in public history awards.

On learning that I would be receiving an award for “extraordinary service” to the National Council on Public History, my initial response was to point out that the projects I’ve been involved in have always been group efforts by staff and many other NCPH members. Read More

Places of Refuge, Keepers of Memory

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Editor’s note: This is the final post of a series that continues the conversation begun in the February 2018 issue of The Public Historian with the roundtable “Responding Rapidly to Our Communities.”

Are You Next sign at student lie-in at the White House to protest gun laws following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, Feb. 2018. Photo by Lorie Shaull.

Demonstration at the White House advocating gun laws following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, February 2018.

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Roanoke made me queer again

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Editor’s note: this is the first in a series of pieces by recipients of NCPH’s 2018 best in public history awards.

The Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project hosts an intergenerational story circle focused on “Lesbian Herstory” with members of First Friday, a 1980s-era lesbian organization, at Roanoke’s Pride in the Park festival, April 15, 2018.

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Around the Field May 9, 2018

From around the field this week: Topic proposals for NCPH 2019 are due on June 1 for feedback and offers of collaboration; several NEH grant applications are due in the next few weeks; upcoming workshops from AASLH, the Pennsylvania State Archives, Queens University Belfast, and others.  Read More

Remembering Aidan Smith

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Aidan Smith (far right) at the launch of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site project, 2016. Image courtesy Anne Mitchell Whisnant

Our encounter in the hotel lobby on the final day of the Las Vegas NCPH conference was brief—one of those “darn, we missed each other!” moments of a busy event filled with valued but too-rarely seen colleagues. Read More