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August 2017

Historic House Call: Developing Discussion Based Interpretation

August 23
$40

Conversation. Chat. Dialogue. Discussion. These are words that visitors may not often associate with the guided tour. However, historic house museums have the unique opportunity to invite visitors in, offer them a place to sit, and give them a voice. This webinar illustrates how conversation promotes individual and group learning and helps to build connections to historic sites. It will provide strategies for encouraging conversation and discussion on tours, including asking the right questions, listening, and breaking down barriers to…

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September 2017

2017 AASLH Online Conference

September 7 @ 8:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm
$60 - $180

Want to participate in AASLH Annual Meeting sessions without leaving your office? Join us at the Online Conference where you can virtually attend six hot topic sessions and get recordings of keynote speakers. Each session is broadcast live from the Annual Meeting as a presentation reworked for an online audience. See slides, ask questions, and interact online with presenters and the virtual audience in these live broadcasts. Then enjoy access to the recordings for six months. These sessions provide real…

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Webinar: Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites

September 26

Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) encourages us to put an "H" (the humanities, not just history) into a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subject – a STEATH approach. During this webinar, Dr. Reid will summarize main points from Interpreting Agriculture,  including an overview of different disciplinary methodology useful to interpreting agriculture (sciences, social sciences, and humanities), and then case studies of interpreting agricultural machinery using a social history and humanist approach. Reid will summarize a critical…

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October 2017

Workshop: Reinventing the Historic House Museum

October 5
$30

Reinventing the Historic House Museum is a one-day symposium is designed to offer current thinking, practical information, and solutions to the challenges facing historic sites. The Historic House Museum in America is not dead nor is it dying. The field, however, needs to take time to reflect and renew as the world around our historic homes continues to change. The symposium will include presentations by historic house game-changers and local historic site administrators, discussion, a boxed lunch, historic site visit, and…

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New Member Orientation

October 10
Free

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details) Details: Date: October 10, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact mitchell@aaslh.org for more information. Register…

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Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

October 16 - November 10
$350 - $425

  Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Details:  Format: Online Course Dates: October 16 - November 10, 2017 Cost: $350 AASLH members/$425 nonmembers Register Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track?…

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Webinar: Best Practices for Developing History Internships

October 24
$40 - $65

Creating an internship program at your historic site can not only benefit your organization, but should also benefit your interns and lets you help develop the next generation of history professionals. This webinar will give you tips and strategies for creating an internship program that both you and your interns will get something out of.  We’ll cover the ethics of internships, best practices for managing interns, and a look at some common challenges and possible solutions. You’ll leave with ideas…

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Bringing the Past to the Present: Contemporary Issues at Historic Sites and Museums

October 25
$40 - $65

Are you interested in connecting your site’s history with a current issue? Or wondering how you can use your site to spark dialogue and encourage visitors to take action? Or to navigate sensitive conversations with co-workers and visitors who might be resistant to discussing contemporary topics? This interactive webinar will explore how historic sites and museums can bring contemporary issues to light at their sites. Using Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site as a case study, speakers Lauren Zalut and Annie Anderson will discuss their…

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Developing History Leaders @SHA (Seminar for Historical Administration): Class of 2017

October 28 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, 46202 United States
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Developing History Leaders @SHA is the premier professional development opportunity for leaders in history organizations of all types and sizes. Since 1959, the Seminar for Historical Administration has provided history professionals the tools, ideas, and connections that allow them to become effective leaders and managers of history organizations.

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November 2017

Historic House Call: Interpreting Historic Landscapes

November 2
$40

Over the past decade there has been much hand-wringing about the decline and fall of the historic house museum and much attention paid to strategies for resuscitating or abandoning them. All the while, a key resource for expanding the meaning of historic sites, deepening the visitor experience, and enhancing sustainability lay right outside the door: the historic landscape. This webinar will examine the variety of ways in which sites across the country are approaching the interpretation of diverse historic landscapes,…

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Active Collections: How to Create a Leaner Collection for Greater Impact

November 7
$40 - $65

Looking to explore options of what it means to steward leaner, more sustainable collections with greater impact? Join Elee Wood, Rainey Tisdale, and Trevor Jones for a lively interactive discussion of ideas and action items on innovative and possibly unconventional ideas for collections stewardship and management. Topics will include new approaches to collections development, cataloging, policy, deaccessioning.  Participants will gain practical strategies and tools to shape your collection for greater impact. Register Details: Date: November 7, 2017 Time: 3pm Eastern/2pm…

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New Member Orientation

November 8
Free

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details) Details: Date: November 8, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact mitchell@aaslh.org for more information. Register…

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Interpreting Difficult History: Histories of Slavery, Violence, and Oppression

November 10
$40 - $65

How do history workers engage audiences in learning about difficult histories? These are the tough stories. These are the recollections from history that can be upsetting, uncomfortable and at times even shocking to learn. This session will involve participants in learning about how to develop and deliver interpretations of difficult histories with strategies that are sensitive and offer ethical representations of historical Others. Historical representations of difficult histories can go beyond informing audiences by encouraging audience members to empathize deeply…

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Webinar: Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning

November 14
$40 - $65

This webinar will examine the necessary components of an effective deaccessioning policy, including options for removal, ethical considerations, broad-level legal concerns (not from a legal professional!), and general best practices.  Options for dealing with items such as found-in-collections and abandoned property will also be addressed. Register Details: Date: November 14, 2017 Time: 3pm Eastern/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact mitchell@aaslh.org for more information. Register About the Instructor: Dyani…

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Online Course: Basics of Archives

November 15 - December 15
$85 - $160

The newly revised Basics of Archives online course is designed to give organizations and individuals who are responsible for the care of historical records an introduction to the core aspects of managing and protecting historical records collections, using appropriate principles and best practices. Register Details: November 15-December 15, 2017 15-20 hours to be completed anytime during the above dates. Cost: $85 members/$160 nonmembers Register Full Online Course Description: The newly revised Basics of Archives online course is designed to give…

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December 2017

Webinar: Caring for Photograph Collections

December 5
$40 - $65

Photographic media are sensitive materials that require special housing to ensure their longevity. This webinar will examine suitable housing supplies, including paper, plastics, interleaving papers, boxes, and more. Environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling of photographs will also be discussed. Register Details: Date: December 5, 2017 Time: 3pm Eastern/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact mitchell@aaslh.org for more information. Register About the Instructor: Rachel Wetzel received…

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New Member Orientation

December 6
Free

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details) Details: Date: December 6, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact mitchell@aaslh.org for more information. Register…

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Digital Humanities for State and Local History

December 7
$40 - $65

This webinar is designed to introduce digital technologies, approaches, and platforms to those interested in developing digital state and local history in low and no-cost environments. We will define the field, explore a subset of projects that can serve as a model for one’s own, and discuss common issues beginners face in becoming fluent in digital humanities. Digital archiving, storytelling, visualization, and data analysis will all be discussed through explorations of OpenRefine, Scalar, Tableau, Carto, Murkutu, and other tools. In…

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Webinar: Caring for Paper Collections

December 12
$40 - $65

This webinar will give an introduction to best practices in caring for any paper-based collection. Topics covered will include: handling guidelines, assessing storage materials and special needs items, prioritizing for treatment, and understanding preservation and conservation terminology. This program is appropriate for those looking to develop new skills, as well as for individuals wanting to increase their knowledge about best practices in the care of paper-based collections. Register Details: Date: December 12, 2017 Time: 3pm Eastern/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm…

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State Historical Administrators’ Meeting (SHAM)

December 15 @ 8:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm

State Historical Administrators’ Meeting (SHAM) December 15-17, 2017 Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN SHAM was created for and is composed of leaders in the field of public history—heads of the state historical societies (both public and private), state museums, state historic preservation offices, and state archives. Registration is by invitation only. Contact AASLH President John Dichtl (dichtl@aaslh.org) for more information.

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October 2018

Developing History Leaders @SHA (Seminar for Historical Administration): Class of 2018

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, 46202 United States
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Developing History Leaders @SHA is the premier professional development opportunity for leaders in history organizations of all types and sizes. Since 1959, the Seminar for Historical Administration has provided history professionals the tools, ideas, and connections that allow them to become effective leaders and managers of history organizations. Learn More Apply Now Details: Date: October 27-November 16, 2018 Cost: $3,500 Location: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN Full Description: SHA is distinctive because it combines depth—three weeks of engagement in deep…

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