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AASLH Call for Proposals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 17, 2012 in conferences |

The American Association for State and Local History has issued a call for proposals for its 2013 Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, and they’ve got a really terrific theme. Here’s what they have to say: Birmingham is a city which has reoriented its history, inspiring international human rights movements. It is the perfect place to [...]

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More on AASLH’s Museum Education Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 10, 2012 in education, workshops |

We already mentioned that there’s going to be a terrific AASLH workshop in Boston in March; here are some more details to tempt you to sign up. The registration for AASLH’s Museum Education 101 workshop scheduled for March 15-16 in Boston, MA, is now open at www.aaslh.org/workshop.htm.  The workshop is hosted by Historic New England [...]

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AASLH Spring Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 20, 2012 in Uncategorized |

AASLH does workshops all over the country, and we’re lucky enough to have a terrific one right in our backyard this spring, and the other a short train ride away. (They also have a great emerging professional scholarship program that you could use to attend one of these workshops. The catch is that the deadline [...]

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AASLH Webinars: StEPs Program

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 4, 2012 in free resources |

First things first: What is StEPs? StEPS stands for Standards and Excellence Program [for History Organizations]. It’s organized by those marvelous folks at the AASLH (that’s American Association for State and Local History, in case you’re in a post-holiday stupor). I’ll let them describe it in their own words: StEPs is a voluntary assessment program [...]

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Free Webinars from AASLH

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 1, 2011 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Copying this one right over from their newsletter; these all sound great and thanks to an IMLS grant they’re FREE. AASLH is able to offer the following webinar series free of charge with funding generously provided by an IMLS 21st Century Museum Professionals grant. Register for one, two, or all three!Telling a Good Story November [...]

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AASLH Professional Development Resources

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 2, 2011 in professional development |

I’ve been recently informed about some really great professional development resources put together by the AASLH’s Professional Development committee that you’ll want to check out. Basic overview is here: Careers for History Professionals There’s a good (though short) bibliography, some good thoughtful information about public history education, and some questions to consider about your career [...]

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NEA & NEH Funding

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 12, 2011 in Uncategorized |

The AASLH, on top of things as always, has made it very easy to write in to your congressperson about the recent slash in funding for both the NEA and NEH: AASLH is a proud member of the National Humanities Alliance, and we are asking you to please write your Members of Congress and ask [...]

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AASLH Book Series Survey

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 26, 2011 in professional development |

Very cool news from AASLH – read through the whole thing, take a few minutes to do their survey, and you might win a great prize! For over 40 years, the AASLH Book Series (www.rowman.com/bookseries/SLH <http://www.rowman.com/bookseries/SLH> ) has been a primary source of professional support for historical organizations large and small. On behalf of AASLH [...]

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Spaces still open in AASLH’s Project Managment for History Professionals Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 6, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

Heads up, Tufts – this is an AMAZING workshop, and there are still spaces left. I attended the session in Atlanta at the beginning of March, and it was a useful, practical, and ridiculously fun intro to the world of project management. I’ve already taken skills that I learned in the workshop back to my [...]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: American Association for State and Local History

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 2, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Next up in our continuing series is a more specialized organization. Don’t worry, we’ll be featuring organizations that cover all the wonderfully specific portions of the museum world as we go along! So, for those historians out there: the American Association for State and Local History. The AASLH, as it’s called, “provides leadership and support [...]

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