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July 2017

Instagram for Museums and Historic Sites

July 25
$40 - $65

Instagram is a growing image-sharing platform where younger audiences (and older ones too) share everything from casual snapshots to professional photography and art. Increasingly, Instagram connects artists, photographers, and influences around shared locations, interests, and hobbies. Museums and historic sites are well-positioned to use Instagram to increase awareness of their institution, further their mission, engage their audience online, and inspire new and existing audiences to visit. In this webinar, AASLH’s Hannah Hethmon will give an in-depth lesson on Instagramming for…

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August 2017

New Member Orientation

August 1
Free/members, Free/nonmembers

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: August 1, 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.…

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History Crash Course: Immigration in a Changing America

August 2
Free

Immigration has always been a major driver of both change and debate in U.S. history. This webinar - organized by the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota and led by historian, author, and IHRC Director Erika Lee, IHRC Program Coordinator Saengmany Ratsabout, and Immigrant Stories Project Manager Dr. Elizabeth Venditto - will introduce key themes in immigration history and the main issues that historians are considering in today’s highly-charged climate. In particular, we will use the IHRC's #ImmigrationSyllabus which…

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Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at Museums and Historic Sites

August 8
$40 - $65

This Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at Museums and Historic Sites webinar will provide a wealth of ideas to jump start your anniversary planning.  Everyone has an anniversary coming up – why reinvent the wheel?  Learn from what others have already accomplished in their own communities. This webinar will discuss why people are drawn to celebrating and commemorating anniversaries in their own lives and in their communities, as well as the institutional benefits of planning this type of programming.  Then we…

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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 a live 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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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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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

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…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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