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Announcing a Summer Session Course: Black and Native New England (open to non-Tufts students as well!)

AMER 180C/ HIST 173/ AFR 147B:

Black and Native New England

2015 Summer Session 2 (Mon/ Wed 9:00-12:30 PM)

Kendra Field, Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies

 

“You have to know your history. Then you’ll have a purposeful presence in the world.” - August Wilson

This course offers a place-based study of African American, Native American, and black Indian experiences within and beyond New England. Using biography, family history, historical monographs, film, and walking tours, we will examine African and Native American lives from the colonial period through the twentieth century. Moving chronologically, we will consider experiences of colonial settlement and Native American conquest; racial slavery and the transition from slavery to freedom; sovereignty and civil rights struggles. Finally, we will examine the public history and memorialization of African, Native American, and black Indian experiences within and beyond New England.

 

For registration information, please visit  http://ase.tufts.edu/summer/registration.asp

 

AMER 180C/ HIST 173/ AFR 147B:

Black and Native New England

2015 Summer Session 2 (Mon/ Wed 9:00-12:30 PM)

Kendra Field, Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies

Conference Announcement: Changing the Narrative: American Indians and American Cultural Myth

In just a couple weeks, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology will be hosting Kevin Gover, the Director of the National Museum of the American Indian. You’re invited to a free talk and reception on Wednesday, October 9, beginning at 6p.m.

Kevin Gover, courtesy of the New York Times

Here’s the invitation for more details:  Continue reading

Free Nonprofit Webinars for September

Every month, Wild Apricot (a membership management system) posts a roundup of free upcoming webinars. Some of them are a bit run-of-the-mill, but some of them are useful and interesting. Did I mention they’re also free? You can’t ask for better bang for your buck.

Check out the list here.

Personal Branding

Have you ever Googled yourself? Try it. See what comes up. I’ll wait.

So, now that you’ve done that – were you surprised by anything? The internet seems so transient that it can be difficult to remember that every bit of it is saved forever. Your online presence can help your career – but it can also hinder it.

Here’s a great infographic about how to improve your Google presence.

Reminder: One week from today, Boston EMPs event

If you haven’t signed up for this great event yet, you should definitely get right on that!

Understanding Government Job Applications
June 27, 6 p.m.
Northeast Museum Services Center, Charlestown Navy Yard
Interested in working for the government but daunted by all the paperwork, grade levels and bureaucracy that goes into applying? Come attend our June workshop: learn the basics of the application process and some of the reasons working for the government may or may not be for you!
Alicia Paresi has worked with the Northeast Museum Services Center, part of the National Park Services, for over 15 years. She is the curator of archeology collections and will talk about working for museums and programs operated by the government, some of the pros and cons of government work, and how to apply for your first government job.
The workshop will be at 6 p.m. on June 27 at the Northeast Museum Services Center in the Charlestown Navy Yard, Mass., near the USS Constitution Museum. Parking is available but needs to be arranged prior to arrival.
The discussion will be from 6-7 p.m., followed by a brief tour of the building, some of the current archaeological projects, and the archives from 7-7:30pm. If there is interest after the workshop we can get dinner or drinks and continue the conversation!
RSVPs are required for attendance. Please RSVP to BostonEMPs[at]gmail[dot]com by June 18 and note if you will be driving.
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