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Investing in public history students

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Students in Dr. Black’s seminar learning collections management software in May 2015.  Image courtesy of Ron Faraday, Greater Pittston Historical Society.

Students in Black’s seminar learning collections management software in May 2015.  Photo credit:  Ron Faraday, Greater Pittston Historical Society

Last September, an undergraduate approached me to inquire about potential internship opportunities.  As a new faculty member in a department with no formal public history program, there were few established connections with local community partners that I could tap.  Read More

Do you hire public historians?

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Participants at the “speed networking” session at the 2016 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting. Photo credit: National Council on Public History

Do you have a role in hiring public historians? Do you review applications and weigh in on hiring decisions? Read More

You can do better

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Wikipedia 101 workshop at the 2014 NCPH Annual Meeting in Monterey, CA. Photo credit: Courtesy of NCPH.

Wikipedia 101 workshop at the 2014 NCPH Annual Meeting in Monterey, CA. Photo credit: NCPH

In 2011, the Professional Development Committee developed a set of guidelines for annual meeting workshops. We see workshops as providing hands-on and participatory experiences which impart practical information, rather than the typical conference presentation or “show and tell” case studies. Read More