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The Presence and Persistence of Stories: An NCPH annual meeting call for proposals

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A long time ago, in fall 2019, before a global pandemic rearranged our world, we began drafting the 2021 National Council on Public History annual meeting theme and extending invitations to serve on the program committee. We were looking forward to bringing the conference back to the West, a West entirely distinct from both Las Vegas and Monterrey, and to building a conference around place and narrative. Read More

Call for pitches and manuscripts: Commemoration and Public History

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Entering the Flight 93 National Memorial galleries in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, a few years ago, my mind was on my achy muscles. My husband and I had just completed an intensive, multiday cooperage workshop at the Somerset Historical Society nearby. We don’t visit western Pennsylvania that often, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to check out the Memorial despite being pretty exhausted. Read More