From Amazon and Starbucks unionization drives to the waves of strikes that have roiled higher education in recent months, American workers are thinking critically about labor and moving towards action. Museum and historical site professionals are no different. Projects like Art/Museums Salary Transparency 2019, and Instagram accounts like Museumworkersspeak, and Changethemuseum, have stimulated the conversation among art museum workers, but public historians have been comparatively silent. Read More
From Around the Field this week: The National Archives Foundation is accepting applications for a fellowship; the Association for the Study of African American Life and History calls for proposals; the Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network is holding a virtual workshop
The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites people to fill out the Robert F.
From Around the Field this week: The Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists is accepting applications for a fellowship program; the Visitor Experience Group calls for proposals; the Association of African American Museums is accepting applications for a hybrid workshop
Editor’s Note: Want to learn more about the Acadia Job Corps Conservation Center in Maine’s Acadia National Park? We sat down with Laura Miller and Angela Sirna and learned about his program’s impact on the community and individual corpsmen. This post is part of a series of reflections from winners of NCPH awards in 2022.Read More
Editors’ Note: This post is part of a series of reflections from winners of NCPH awards in 2022. Laura Miller, Independent Historical Consultant, with Angela Sirna, National Park Service, won honorable mention-individual for “An Island Apart”: The Job Corps at Acadia National Park, 1966-1969."
From Around the Field this week: The Rubenstein Library is accepting applications for grants and fellowships; the Oral History Association calls for proposals; the Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia is holding a virtual workshop
Editors’ Note: We publish the editor’s introduction to the February 2023 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.
This issue begins with Jean-Pierre Morin’s “Considering the Revolution: The Identities Created by the American Revolutionary War,” the second in a five-part series that arc from the origins to the legacies 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). Read More
From Around the Field this week: The American Association for State and Local History is asking for survey responses; the Oral History Association calls for proposals; the Mellon Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution are holding a virtual discussion