Last December I shared this post about my then-recent relocation from Lansing, Michigan, to Atlanta, Georgia. I wrote about my efforts to make connections in my new community and to nurture my career as a public history consultant and educator. Ten months later, I am writing from an altered vantage point; over the summer, I decided to apply for and ultimately accepted a new job as Curator of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University.Read More
The historical society was sparsely decorated when it opened in 1975. Photo credit: Morgen Young
In early 2014, a small historical society outside of Portland, Oregon, circulated a request for proposals (RFP). Having received a grant from their local government, they sought to hire a curator for a one-year contract. Read More
In Part 1 of this post, participants in a Northwest History Network professional development program called Who Hires Consulting Historians? talked about some of the “soft skills” that employers look for. Part 2 is an additional excerpt from the discussion. You can hear a podcast of the entire program here. Read More
University of Oregon Medical School anatomy class (date not known). Image courtesy of Oregon Health & Science University Historical Collections & Archives.
The History of Medicine in Oregon Project launched a website this month. The project was created by the Oregon Medical Education Foundation in 2001, and joined in succeeding years by Oregon Health & Science University and The Foundation for Medical Excellence, to document and interpret the history of medicine in what is now the state of Oregon and to present that history to the medical community as well as the general public. Read More
On June 20, 2012 the Northwest History Network, a non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon, hosted a professional development program entitled A Future in Historical Consulting: Is It for You? Four consulting historians sat on a panel and answered a series of questions. Read More
It was another great Consultants’ Reception at the annual NCPH Annual Meeting. Dozens of consulting historians and those interested in consulting gathered to network, discuss projects, and recap the conference.
Consultants’ Committee chair Hugh Davidson addressed the crowd and updated everyone on the work of the committee in the last year. Read More
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