Around the Field April 3, 2024

From Around the Field this week: NCPH hosts our joint conference with the Utah Historical Society; the Oral History Association accepts applications for a research fund; the Learning Disabilities Association of America hosts a history webinar

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • During NCPH’s 2024 annual meeting in Salt Lake City join WWII camp survivors on an one-day visit to Topaz, Utah on April 13 in attending the 81st memorial ceremony for James Wakasa, killed by a guard at the incarceration camp in 1943
  • The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites have released a free, online toolkit that helps historic site staff and volunteers looking to incorporate women’s history
  • Consider volunteering for National Historic Marker Day on Friday, April 26, 2024
  • NCPH board members will host a Committee Interest Info Session via Zoom on April 26, 2024 at 12:00 pm Eastern

AWARDS AND FUNDING

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Around the Field March 20, 2024

From Around the Field this week: The National Trust for Historic Preservation accepts applications for a grant program; the American Alliance of Museums hosts a webinar; the Oral History Review calls for proposals for a special issue

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • During NCPH’s 2024 annual meeting in Salt Lake City join WWII camp survivors on an one-day visit to Topaz, Utah on April 13 in attending the 81st memorial ceremony for James Wakasa, killed by a guard at the incarceration camp in 1943
  • The American Association for State and Local History are now offering discounted rates for recorded sessions from their virtual summit,  Doing History in Polarized Times, held last February
  • The Oral History Association is seeking book and media reviewers for the Oral History Review

AWARDS AND FUNDING

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Around the Field March 6, 2024

From Around the Field this week: National History Day invites participants for their alumni survey; the Society of US Intellectual History accept applicants for their 2024 scholars program; the National Council for History Education hosts their annual meeting; the Society of Civil War Historians Graduate Connections Meeting hosts a webinar

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • During NCPH’s 2024 annual meeting in Salt Lake City join WWII camp survivors on an one-day visit to Topaz, Utah on April 13 in attending the 81st memorial ceremony for James Wakasa, killed by a guard at the incarceration camp in 1943
  • NCPH’s Public History Book Club will host its first read of the year on David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon, March 7, 2024 at 7:00 pm Eastern.
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Black History Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Placement at York University

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Editor’s Note: This is piece is written from two perspectives to reflect on a collaborative public history placement at York University in Toronto, Canada. The authors, Alanna Brown and Leena Hussein, are profiled at the end of the piece.

Introduction:

Credible sources are essential to improving both the reliability and credibility of Wikipedia as an academic resource. Read More

Editor’s Corner: Engaging the past

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Editors’ Note: We publish the editor’s introduction to the February 2024 issue of The Public Historian here. The entire issue is available online to National Council on Public History members and to others with subscription access.

We begin this issue with the third installment of our series, “Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution” (see Part 1, “Considering the Revolution: Indigenous Histories and Memory in Alaska, Hawai‘i, and the Indigenous Plateau” and “Decolonizing Museums, Memorials, and Monuments” in the November 2021 issue, and Part 2, Jean-Pierre Morin’s “Considering the Revolution: The Identities Created by the American Revolutionary War,” in the February 2023 issue). Read More