AASLH Conversations

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in our local communities, country, and world. Many are seeking answers and guidance during this time, and AASLH has been listening to the concerns from the history community. In response, we are offering more online content including the new AASLH Conversations webinar series. While no one has all the answers, we hope these topic-focused conversations will provide a space to share ideas to help us all keep moving forward.

We know many organizations are facing financial strain due to the pandemic, so we developed AASLH Conversations with that in mind. We have drastically reduced the registration fee and are also providing a special promo code to waive the registration fee completely. 

The AASLH Conversations webinar series has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Live Webinars

Affinity Community Happy Hour: Educators and Interpreters
JAN. 20, 2021 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST | Affinity Community Happy Hour: Educators and Interpreters is an AASLH virtual event. Join the AASLH Educators and Interpreter Affinity Community for a virtual happy hour to chat about what’s going on in your world and meet other people in the AASLH network! AASLH’s Educators and Interpreters Community addresses the needs of educators and interpreters in history museums and history organizations as they seek to increase appreciation of community history.
Live Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Stepping into the Profession
JAN. 29, 2021 | 3 - 4:15 PM EST | Stepping into the Profession: Enhancing Internships and Independent Study through Best-Practices Training for Historical Administration is an AASLH webinar. In this webinar, you will learn how three Public History program directors are incorporating STEPS into their coursework and internships to provide students broader perspectives as well as hands-on projects working with local history organizations. The webinar will specifically help in planning summer internships.
Live Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Preparing for the 250th Anniversary
FEB. 9, 2021 | 3 - 4 PM EST | Preparing for the 250th Anniversary is an AASLH webinar. This webinar will provide an update about the status of planning at the national and state levels, discuss AASLH’s goals for the commemoration, offer insight about what to expect from AASLH and other organizations in the coming years, and suggest steps your organizations can begin taking to prepare for this anniversary. The 250th anniversary represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for history professionals and history institutions, and we hope this webinar will help all of us prepare to take advantage.

Recorded Webinars

Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Black Lives Matter and (the American) Revolution
RECORDED ON AUG. 21, 2020 | AASLH Conversations: Black Lives Matter and (the American) Revolution is an AASLH webinar. In this webinar, Michelle Lanier (North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites and Properties), Noelle Trent (The National Civil Rights Museum), and Steve Murray (Alabama Department of Archives & History) will consider the big issues of inclusive history and the Semiquincentennial.
Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Monuments and Memory
RECORDED ON JUL. 9, 2020 | AASLH Conversations: Monuments and Memory is an AASLH webinar. In this webinar, Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders of the University of Dayton, Estevan Rael-Galvez of Creative Strategies 360°, and Todd Groce of the Georgia Historical Society address the connections between the current wave of protests and the nation's rapidly changing commemorative landscape.
Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Working with Your Board During a Crisis
RECORDED ON JUN. 10, 2020 | 3 - 4 PM EST | AASLH Conversations: Working with Your Board During a Crisis is an AASLH webinar. Join Cathy Fields, Irene Rodriguez, and Norman Burns as they discuss how they have been working with their boards to tackle the ever-changing challenges of the current pandemic. They will discuss the importance of communication, adaptability, and the changing dynamics of how to govern properly moving forward.