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  • Recorded Webinar: Humanities for All

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/17/2018

    How can partnership with higher education institutions increase the reach, capacity, and impact of our history work? This AASLH webinar examines a successful collaboration between an academic institution and a historical society, and introduces Humanities for All, a new resource from National Humanities Alliance that showcases such partnerships between higher education and community organizations. This webinar was recorded on October 17, 2018.

    How can partnership with higher education institutions increase the reach, capacity, and impact of our history work? This AASLH webinar examines a successful collaboration between an academic institution and a historical society, and introduces Humanities for All, a new resource from National Humanities Alliance that showcases such partnerships between higher education and community organizations.

    Details:

    Recorded DATE: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    COST: Free to Members / $20 Non-members

    Description & Outcomes

    Humanities for All is a new website from the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) that showcases over 1,400 examples of higher education–community partnerships involving teaching, research, and public programming. In this AASLH webinar, Daniel Fisher (NHA) introduces Humanities for All, presents strategies for utilizing the website, and leads a discussion with the project directors of “These Words: A Century of Printing, Writing, and Reading in Boston's Chinese Community,” Jessica Wong Camhi (Chinese Historical Society of New England) and Diane O'Donoghue (Tufts University and Brown University). The facilitated discussion presents takeaways from the “These Words” partnership. Participants will feel confident and inspired to apply the lessons of “These Words” and other projects from Humanities for All to their own successful and mutually beneficial partnerships with higher education institutions. A Q&A period follows the presentation.

    Participant Outcomes:

    • Participants will understand how they can use Humanities for All as a resource.
    • Participants will feel inspired to explore Humanities for All.
    • Participants will learn the challenges and successes of the “These Words” partnership.
    • Participants will feel confident and inspired to apply the lessons of “These Words” and other projects from Humanities for All to their own partnerships with higher education institutions.
    • Participants will feel inspired to explore partnership with a local higher education institution.

    Speakers:

    A young man in a sports jacket, tie, and black-rimmed glasses smiles at the camera. A tree is in the background. Daniel Fisher is a project director and postdoctoral fellow at the National Humanities Alliance Foundation. At NHA, Daniel leads Humanities for All, a survey of publicly engaged humanities work in U.S. higher education funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Humanities for All website launched in July at http://www.humanitiesforall.org. The website presents a cross-section of the field for practice and advocacy, including over 1,400 projects that are searchable, sortable, and illustrated with a selection of in-depth profiles. Prior to joining NHA, he held fellowships at the École Biblique and the Albright Institute in Jerusalem. He holds a B.A. from McGill University, an M.A. from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where, as a graduate student, he taught and co-curated a publicly-engaged research-driven exhibition.

     

    A middle aged woman with blonde hair, circular glasses, and a cowl neck sweater smiles at the camera.Diane O’Donoghue, a visual and cultural historian, is Director of the Program for Public Humanities and Senior Fellow for the Humanities at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, at Tufts University, where she has chaired the Department of Visual and Critical Studies. She is also Visiting Professor of Public Humanities at Brown University and a contributor to a collection, titled "Doing Public Humanities,” that will be published by Routledge.

     

     

    A young woman with brown hair and brown eyes, wearing tortoiseshell glasses and a a blazer, smiles at the camera.Jessica Wong Camhi is the director of the Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE), a Boston-based non-profit dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration to the New England area.

  • Recorded Webinar: Implementing NAGPRA: The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

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    Implementing NAGPRA: The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the basics of NAGPRA, exploring the benefits of tribal consultation, and sharing resources for museums. This event is presented by Anne Amati and Angela Neller.

    Implementing NAGPRA: The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the basics of NAGPRA, exploring the benefits of tribal consultation, and sharing resources for museums. This event is presented by Anne Amati and Angela Neller. Do you know if NAGPRA applies to any of your institution’s collections? Almost 30 years after the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), there is still misunderstanding and confusion among some in the museum community regarding its requirements and procedures. In this session we will discuss the basics of NAGPRA, explore the benefits of tribal consultation, and share resources for museums. You will feel more confident engaging with NAGPRA implementation and consulting with tribal partners, even if you don’t have NAGRA cultural items in your collection. In this webinar, guest speakers Anne Amati, NAGPRA Coordinator and Registrar at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, and Angela Neller, Curator for the Wanapum Heritage Center in Washington State, will discuss the basics of NAGPRA and explore how NAGPRA implementation can benefit you and your museum. Through several case studies, Anne and Angela will demonstrate how museums have implemented NAGPRA. They will also discuss available resources including online databases, grants, and training opportunities. Whether NAGPRA is new to you or you would benefit from a refresher discussion, this webinar will help you feel more confident about NAGPRA implementation and consulting with tribal representatives. You will also learn how museums can benefit from building relationships with Native American communities beyond NAGPRA implementation.

    Speakers

    Anne Amati is the NAGPRA Coordinator and Registrar at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, a small teaching museum dedicated to educating students about the ethical practices of conservation, interpretation, and management of anthropological collections. Ms. Amati is also an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Denver Museum and Heritage Studies program and works closely with students on collection management and exhibit projects. 

    Angela Neller is the Curator for the Wanapum Heritage Center in Washington State. She has 29 years of experience managing archaeological, ethnographic, and archival collections. Angela provides technical expertise in repatriation matters to the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a non-federally recognized Indian Group. As a Native Hawaiian, Angela is interested in the relationship of material culture and history to the identity of native peoples. She values objects as touchstones to generations past as they help to inform the present and future. 

  • Recorded Webinar: Instagram for Museums and Historic Sites

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    Instagram for Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the use of Instagram for historic institutions. This event is presented by Hannah Hethmon.

    Instagram for Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the use of Instagram for historic institutions. This event is presented by Hannah Hethmon. 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 your institution. 

  • Recorded Webinar: Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites

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    Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about 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. This event is presented by Dr. Debra A. Reid.

    Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about 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. This event is presented by Dr. Debra A. Reid.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 STEALTH 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 thinking approach that uses visual evidence (prescriptive literature and photographic evidence) to document agricultural tools and equipment. The session will continue with a conversation among participants about how they will document agriculture in their location (be it farms in the countryside or the city, or agricultural business that served farm families historically and today). The session will conclude with a discussion about what else museums and historic site staff need to interpret agriculture most effectively, and will end with a question and answer session.

  • Recorded Webinar: Interpreting American Military History at Museums and Historic Sites

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    Interpreting American Military History at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about ways to tackle the various components of American military history, providing alternatives to the traditional museum experience. This event is presented by Marc Blackburn.

    Interpreting American Military History at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about ways to tackle the various components of American military history, providing alternatives to the traditional museum experience. This event is presented by Marc Blackburn. Across the country, museums and historic sites welcome visitors into a world long gone but fundamental to America today. Military history in particular is etched into our country’s culture and the public’s imagination. The trouble, though, for museums and historical sites lies in continuing to make it both accessible and relevant to today’s audiences. Utilizing material from his Rowman & Littlefield book Interpreting American Military History at Museums and Historic Sites, historian Marc Blackburn of Mount Rainier National Park and the America at War Podcast introduces ways to tackle the various components of American military history, providing alternatives to the traditional museum experience. Blackburn will share strategies for making stories and collections relevant to modern audiences. Armed with these strategies, history organizations will have the foundation to provide compelling, relevant, and engaging experiences for audiences. 


  • Recorded Webinar: Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at Museums and Historic Sites

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    Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about jump starting your anniversary planning. This event is presented by Kim Kenney.

    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 will explore case studies of specific institutions that have planned and executed an anniversary celebration or commemoration, including Signature Events; Programs and Tours; Fundraising Campaigns; Exhibitions, Books and Documentaries; Audience Outreach and Community Involvement; Preservation; Partnerships; and Commemorative Products and Souvenirs.  Every idea can be scaled up or down, depending on your resources.

    About the Instructor:

    Kim Kenney graduated summa cum laude from Wells College in Aurora, NY with a major in American history and minor in creative writing, where she became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her Master of Arts degree in History Museum Studies at the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Kim became Curator of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in October 2001.  She is the author of six books: Canton: A Journey Through Time, Canton’s West Lawn Cemetery, Canton’s Pioneers in Flight, Canton Entertainment, Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at Museums and Historic Sites, and Through the Lens: The Photography of Frank Dick. Her work has appeared in The Public Historian, the journal of the National Council for Public History; White House History, the journal of the White House Historical Association; The Repository; The Boston Globe; Aviation History; and the literary magazine Mused.  She serves as editor of the Museums website at BellaOnline.com, where she has authored several ebooks, and is a member of the MuseLab Advisory Council at Kent State University.  She has appeared on The Daily Show, First Ladies: Influence & Images, and Mysteries at the Museum.  Her program “The 1918 Influenza Pandemic” was featured on C-SPAN’s series American History TV.  Kim has served as the Region 5 representative for the National Digital Newspaper Project in Ohio, a field reviewer for the Museums for America grant program through the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and a grant reviewer for The History Fund.  She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Mount Union and teaches online museum studies courses through the Northern States Conservation Center.  She was awarded the Oakley Certificate of Merit from The Association of Gravestone Studies for her interpretive projects at West Lawn Cemetery and the Jane Weston Chapman Award from the University of Mount Union for her dedication to women’s history programming.

  • Recorded Webinar: Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites Webinar

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    Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites Webinar is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about strategies for using food and food history to develop interpretation with depth and significance. This event is taught by Michelle Moon and AASLH.

    Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites Webinar is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about strategies for using food and food history to develop interpretation with depth and significance. This event is taught by Michelle Moon and AASLH. Food is such a friendly topic that it’s often thought of as a “hook” for engaging visitors to museums and historic sites—a familiar way into other topic, or a sensory element to round out a living history interpretation. But food is more than just a hook—it’s a topic all its own, with its own history and its own uncertain future, and deserving of a central place in historic interpretation.

    With audiences more interested in food than ever before, and new research in food studies bringing interdisciplinary approaches to this complicated but compelling subject, museums and historic sites have an opportunity to draw new audiences and infuse new meaning into their food presentations. This Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites webinar will provide an introduction to strategies for using food and food history to develop interpretation with depth and significance, making relevant connections to contemporary issues and visitor interests. Join Michelle Moon and AASLH as we discuss how the field can better use our love of food to share our love of history.


  • Recorded Webinar: Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites

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    Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about an introduction to interpreting LGBT history at museums and historic sites and first steps in planning LGBT interpretive efforts. This event is presented by Dr. Susan Ferentinos.

    Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about an introduction to interpreting LGBT history at museums and historic sites and  first steps in planning LGBT interpretive efforts. This event is presented by Dr. Susan Ferentinos. We will discuss first steps in planning LGBT interpretive efforts, which include: deciding if the time is right for your organization to interpret LGBT history; approaching the sources; conceptualizing your story; and trust-building. Drawing on numerous case studies, Dr. Ferentinos will offer a range of success stories and suggest what we can learn from these examples.

  • Recorded Webinar: Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites

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    Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about strategies for engaging with Native Americans beyond the legal framework of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). This event is presented by Raney Bench.

    Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about strategies for engaging with Native Americans beyond the legal framework of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). This event is presented by Raney Bench. Many museums and historic sites pride themselves on telling inclusive stories about the histories of the people in the communities they serve. Institutions often collaborate with groups within those communities to create better exhibitions and programming. But, when there is a long history of exclusion and disenfranchisement within the museum framework, as is the case for the numerous Native nations and First Nations tribes of North America, how can cultural institutions make efforts to have better relationships with these historically under-served communities? In today’s world, how can we provide space for and elevation to the voices of those who have been historically silenced?

    The Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites webinar will provide strategies for engaging with Native Americans beyond the legal framework of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), in order to work collaboratively, share authority, and incorporate multiple ways of knowing about the past into all interpretation about Native people, objects, histories, and cultures. Raney Bench will provide insight and methods on how best to purposefully work to incorporate the history, culture, and perspectives of indigenous peoples into your institutions’ interpretative programming.

    About the Speaker

    Raney Bench is the Executive Director of the Seal Cove Automotive Museum in Seal Cove, Maine. Raney Bench has a Bachelors of Art in Native American Studies and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies. She has worked with Native communities and small museums throughout the United States for almost 20 years. Raney is the author of Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites, published by AASLH in 2014.

  • Recorded Webinar: Interpreting Slavery: Building a Theoretical Foundation

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    Interpreting Slavery: Building a Theoretical Foundation is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the theoretical underpinnings for interpreting slavery, including how contested narratives and race play a role in the giving/receiving of interpretation. This event is presented by Kristin Gallas.

    Interpreting Slavery: Building a Theoretical Foundation is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the theoretical underpinnings for interpreting slavery, including how contested narratives and race play a role in the giving/receiving of interpretation. This event is presented by Kristin Gallas. Do you interpret the institution of slavery or the lives of enslaved people at your historic site/museum? Join us as we share the theoretical underpinnings for interpreting slavery, including how contested narratives and race play a role in the giving/receiving of interpretation. This webinar will help you achieve a greater understanding of the difficult knowledge and complicated emotions surrounding this complex history.

    Kristin Gallas is a consultant with the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery, overseeing the design of workshops for educators and public history professionals. She is the co-editor of Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2015), among other publications on best practices in the interpretation of slavery. She has led the education/interpretation departments at the Montana Historical Society, the USS Constitution Museum, and currently at the Tsongas Industrial History Center.