NCPH Events Code of conduct

Adopted by the NCPH Board of Directors on November 6, 2018

The National Council on Public History (NCPH), in keeping with the core principles outlined in its mission statement and Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, is committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free space for its members and others who attend, participate in, and support NCPH conferences, events, meetings, and online programming.

As public historians, our membership is committed to exploring diverse historical narratives and developing practices that embrace stories, individuals, and collaborative partners from all backgrounds. NCPH actively supports diversity and inclusion amongst its membership and at its events and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form.

Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of others based on difference. Harassment includes but is not limited to:

  • intimidation or unwanted attention based on gender, sexual identity, gender identity, gender experience, race, physical appearance, religion, or other group identity;
  • threats or acts of violence;
  • deliberate misgendering;
  • unwelcome sexual attention, including unsolicited physical contact;
  • abusive verbal comments in public and online spaces;
  • sustained, non-constructive disruption of programming.

We seek constructive resolutions to disagreements, which can yield new ways of seeing and thinking. Anyone who violates the above may face sanctions.

All attendees of the NCPH annual meeting and other NCPH programming such as mini-cons will be required to acknowledge this policy and note their willingness to abide by it at the time of registration.

n.b. This Code of Conduct was inspired by the work of other professional organizations including: the American Alliance of Museums, the American Library Association, the Association of Canadian Archivists, and the Oral History Association.