Around the Field October 17, 2018

From around the field this week: Submit your exhibit labels for AAM’s competition; proposals for the Midwestern History Conference are due in January; make your way to Nashville, TN for a day of learning about archaeology and LGBTQ+ memory. Read More

Around the Field October 3, 2018

From around the field this week: Get ready to celebrate Electronic Records Day and the preservation of government records with the CoSA; the NEH is looking for grant applicants researching humanities sources related to war; AASLH has opened their Call for Proposals for their 2019 conference in Philadelphia. Read More

Around the Field September 19, 2018

From around the field this week: Help the AAM by filling out a survey about how 2017 tax reform has impacted your organization and community; the University of Delaware is holding a visiting scholars series on The Black Atlantic & The Archive this fall; The Preservation Leadership Forum of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking article submissions for a forthcoming Forum Journal issue about intangible heritage. Read More

Teaching the digital self

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“Don’t include images because they slow everything down too much.” “Use tables and frames to organize your website.” “Visual interface is more important than content.” “Flash will save the internet.” “No one wants to read or watch videos on their tiny little phone.” “Use the brightest colors possible.” All of these statements had their axiomatic moment, but with the advantage of technological hindsight, these ideas seem archaic, though they are thirty years old at most. Read More

Around the Field September 5, 2018

From around the field this week: “Game Design and the Constitution” talk from the National Archives and the American University Game Lab is livestreaming on September 6; Canadians between the ages of 18-34 working on projects addressing issues of discrimination should look into applying for an Inspirit Foundation ChangeUp Grant by Sept. Read More

Notes from the field: The University of Wrocław’s Public History Summer School

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Author’s Note: Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Public History Summer School, held in Wroclaw, Poland. The Summer School, which was co-sponsored with the University of Wrocław’s Historical Institute, the local Zajezdnia History Centre, the Jean Monnet Network for Applied Contemporary European History, and the International Federation for Public History (IFPH), ran for four days, and included presentations from scholars all over Europe and beyond. Read More