2024 Virtual Programs

Welcome to the home of the National Council On Public History’s 2024 virtual offerings!

Interpreting the History and Legacies of Slavery in School Programs Virtual Workshop

may 30 and 31, 2024 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm est (each day)

Facilitator: Kristin Gallas, principal, MUSE Consulting and author of Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens at Museums and Historic Sites

When a museum or historic site commits to doing school programs on the topic of enslavement, it makes a promise to past and future generations to do justice to the memory of long-silenced millions and raise awareness of the racist legacies of slavery in our society today. By engaging students in dialogue about slavery, they bring their prior knowledge, scaffold new knowledge, and create their own relevance – all while adults hear them and show respect for what they have to say. Based on the book Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens at Museums and Historic Sites, this virtual workshop (two four-hour days) will cover pedagogically-sound and emotionally-aware techniques for developing school programs on the subject of enslavement and strategies for training and caring for the staff implementing the programs.

For more information and to register visit https://community.ncph.org/event/InterpretingSlaveryWorkshop.

Public History hangouts Series

Public History Hangouts (PHHs) are informal social gatherings hosted by NCPH’s New Professional and Student Committee every few months. While PHHs are usually tailored to be of particular interest to students and new professionals, all are welcome regardless of career status or NCPH membership status. This is a great way to catch up with peers in a casual way while learning more about public history careers and work.

The first PHH of 2024 was held on January 9, 2024. View the full list of past and upcoming PHHs here.

Public History Educators Meet Up Series

The Public History Educators Meet Up is an informal, 45-minute Zoom gathering, centered on an organizing question or theme and hosted by NCPH’s Curriculum and Training Committee. The meet ups will allow our greater community of public history educators from around the country to connect with each other, collaborate on challenges, celebrate triumphs, and continue to inspire each other. They are a short break in the middle of your week to be with your peers.

The first meet up of 2024 was held on January 16, 2024. View the full list of past and upcoming meet ups here.