Around the Field July 26, 2023

From Around the Field this week: The National Humanities Alliance launches their new website; the National Trust for Historic Preservation accept grant applications; the Midwest Archives Conference calls for session proposals; The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Heritages, and Death releases


  • The National Humanities Alliance has launched their new website, which makes their resources for humanities advocates more accessible
  • The Huntington calls for contributors for their new digital curriculum project, “California Futures, California Past,” focusing on the state between 1840 and 1855 (applications due July 31, 2023)
  • The American Alliance of Museums promotes its Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum 2023 week taking place August 14-18, 2023
  • The opening reception for “Unmasked: The Anti-Lynching Exhibits of 1935 and Community Remembrance in Indiana,” will take place at the Crispus Attucks Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, US, August 11, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities names Ruth J. Simmons the 2023 Jefferson Lecturer in Humanities. Simmons will give her lecture, “Facing History to Find a Better Future,” at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., US, September 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm Eastern



  • The Association of Midwest Museums and the Association of Indiana Museums will hold a joint conference, “Braking Point,” in Indianapolis, Indiana, US, July 26-29, 2023
  • The Association of African American Museums will hold their annual conference, “Museums, Music, and Movements,” in Nashville, Tennessee, US, July 26-28, 2023
  • The Society of American Archivists and Council of State Archivists will host their joint conference, “Archives*Records 2023,” hybrid and in Washington, DC, US, July 26-29, 2023
  • Historical Perspectives call for abstracts from postgraduates for their annual Twitter Conference to be held August 14-15, 2023 (abstracts due July 28, 2023)
  • The American Association for State and Local History opens registration for their annual conference, “I, Too, Am America,” in Boise, Idaho, US, September 6-9, 2023 (early bird registration available through July 28, 2023)
  • The Public History as the New Citizen Science of the past will hold an online, international conference on the long history of public historical practices in Europe, September 14-15, 2023
  • Flagler College opens registration for its conference, “The Freedom to Teach: Confronting Complex Themes in Contested Spaces,” to be held in St. Augustine, Florida, US, September 28-October 1, 2023
  • The Great Lakes History Conference will host its 2023 conference, “Division and Reaction,” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US, October 5-7, 2023
  • The Oral History Association will host their annual conference, “Oral History As/And Education: Teaching and Learning in the Classroom and Beyond,” in Baltimore, Maryland, US, October 18-21, 2023
  • The New England Historical Association will host its Fall 2023 meeting in New Haven, Connecticut, US, October 21, 2023
  • The Washington Conservation Guild is calling for presentation abstracts for their hybrid 2023 Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit, Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our HealthOctober 27, 2023 (proposals due August 1, 2023)
  • The American Alliance of Museums announces its inaugural fall virtual convening, Future of Museums Summit, November 1-2, 2023
  • The Small Museum Association will host its 2024 conference, “Telling Tough Stories,” in Richmond, Virginia, US, February 19-21, 2024 (early bird registration available through August 31, 2023)
  • The National Council for History Education is accepting proposals for its 2024 conference, “History at the Crossroads,” to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, US, March 7-9, 2024 (proposals due September 25, 2023)
  • The Missouri Conference on History calls for paper, panel, and poster proposals for their 2024 conference to be held in Columbia, Missouri, US, March 13-15, 2024 (proposals due November 3, 2023)
  • NCPH and the Utah Division of State History/Utah Historical Society call for proposals for their joint conference, “Historical Urgency,” in Salt Lake City, Utah, US, April 10-13, 2024 (deadline is July 29, 2023)
  • The Midwest Archives Conference calls for session proposals for their 2024 Annual Meeting, in Des Moines, Iowa, US, May 2-4, 2024 (proposals due August 21, 2023)


  • Blackbaud will host a webinar, Trendswatch: Creating the Post-pandemic Workplace, to be moderated by the Center for the Future of Museums on July 27, 2023 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern
  • The National Trust for Historic Preservation will host two webinars, “Preservation Law” on August 8, 2023 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern and “Preservation Architecture” on August 15, 2023 from 2:30 – 3:30 Eastern
  • The Society of American Archivists will host their webinar, Navigating Barriers to Ethical Labor Practices, on October 30, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:30 Central (early registration ends September 30, 2023)


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