NCPH News and Conference Updates Feb. 13, 2013

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New Editors Join The Public Historian. The editorial team of The Public Historian (TPH) will grow this spring to include a co-editor and two international consulting editors. NCPH and the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) have signed an agreement with Rutgers University-Camden, which is creating a new staff position for a Public Historian in Residence whose primary responsibility will be to serve as TPH co-editor. At the same time, NCPH and UCSB are pleased to welcome Manon Perry and Paul Knevel as international consulting editors for the journal. Members can learn more about this expansion in the March issue of Public History News.

We Have a Video Contest! Make a 1-2 minute video introducing yourself and your public history audience(s), and enter it to win. We want to hear/see what you think about the conference theme, “Knowing Your Public(s)….” Post your video to Youtube and email us the link by March 11, and we’ll add your submissions to the contest playlist. Voting for the “People’s Choice” winner will be conducted March 16-29. Winning videos will be announced onsite in Ottawa!

CFP for The Public Historian. TPH invites proposals for articles in a special issue that examines the historian as expert witness.


Have Ideas for a Fine Dine Around? We’re looking for volunteers to suggest topics for ‘Dine Arounds’ on Thurs., 4/18, in Ottawa. Facilitators pick a focus for the dinner conversation, make reservations at a nearby restaurant (see p. 6 in Program), and agree to lead their group to dinner. Sample topics are here. Propose a topic to [email protected] by March 11.

Follow Working Groups Discussions As They Develop. Case statements are coming in for our 2013 Working Groups—visit our website for more. Two groups are using public blog platforms to start their discussions: Public Historians and the Local Food Movement are holding their discussions here . Best Practices for Establishing a Public History Program is using the [email protected] blog to hold their pre-meeting discussions.

Hotel Rooms for Ottawa Conference. Waiting to make your hotel reservation? Don’t delay! The NCPH room block is filling up fast at the Delta—we have a limited number of rooms at the discounted rate of $159/night CDN left for Thursday-Saturday nights. If your stay will be longer, there are a few rooms at a rate of $185 and $205/night CDN. We are working on getting rooms at a nearby hotel, so stay tuned for more information.

It’s Easy to Add Tours and Events to Your Ottawa Registration. Already registered for the conference but forgot to add your reception attendance or want to add a workshop or tour or meal? Don’t worry, simply visit the NCPH Online Store and select the events you wish to add from the list of products. (Please do not fill out another registration form.) If you haven’t registered yet, the early bird rates are available through March 11, 2013, register today and save.

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