AASLH is accepting submissions of short articles to be posted on our official blog, Broadside. Specifically, we are seeking articles on issues and challenges facing history organizations and their staffs. Articles should be clear, concise, and offer obvious takeaways or suggestions. There is no deadline, and submissions are welcomed at any time. You can expect a response within one-two weeks. 

Here are ideas on what to write:

  • Takeaways from history organizations doing great work
  • Lessons learned from recent or ongoing projects at your organization
  • Tips on administration and leadership
  • Career advice and guidance for professionals in the field
  • Unique takes on current trends (i.e. what’s the next Hamilton?)
  • Constructive reflections on the state of the field

Guidelines:

  • Length: 350-800 words
  • Posts should be in Chicago Style
  •  All submissions must include at least one landscape orientation photo with photo credit/caption
  •  Do not footnote; instead, provide URLs for references
  • Single space after sentences

Photos:

  • All submissions must include at least one landscape orientation photo
  • Two-three photos are ideal
  • Photos should at least 450 pixels wide
  • Photos should be free of any copyright restrictions; include attributions/ credit in the captions

Terms:

  • Articles should be original content that has not been published elsewhere
  • AASLH reserves the right to turn down any post that isn’t a good fit for the blog
  • AASLH is not required to use the photos submitted with the post if they are not a good fit; in that case, the blog editor will supply appropriate photos to go with the post
  • AASLH will adjust or replace titles as needed  for consistency and clarity


Questions? Email Hannah Hethmon at hethmon@aaslh.org.

AASLH is entering a new era.  We are refocusing our programs and services to better serve you, our constituency. We invite our members to consider serving on Council (the organization’s board of trustees) or the Leadership Nominating Committee (LNC).  In these roles, you or a colleague can play a vital part in shaping the organization’s future. Click here to view the job descriptions. 

Nominate an AASLH member who is:

  • — Passionate about history and its place in contemporary culture.
  •   Connected to a network of peers in the field.
  • —  Willing to both speak his or her mind and work as a team.
  • —  Committed to innovation, inclusion, and experimentation.
  • —  Holds specific skills and expertise in areas of museum or history work.
  • —  Someone who believes he or she can make a difference.

You may nominate yourself or nominate a colleague for a position on either Council or for a position on the Leadership Nominating Committee.

Nominations are due no later than January 15, 2017. For assistance, please contact AASLH at 615-320-3203 or abain@aaslh.org.

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AASLH Annual Meeting Call for Session Proposals

Proposals Due: December 9, 2016

Location: Austin, TX

Meeting Dates: September 6-9, 2017

Visit http://about.aaslh.org/am-call-for-proposals/ for full instructions and submission guidelines.



AASLH offers four scholarships for individuals to attend one of our 2017 onsite workshops. Applications must be submitted by January 20, 2017 to be considered. Email mitchell@aaslh.org if you have questions.

For New Professionals or Diversity Fellowship Applicants: Four scholarships are available for paid employees of history organizations to attend a 2017 AASLH onsite workshop. New professionals must have worked in the field for three years or less. Diversity fellowship applicants must represent a racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S. Recipients receive registration fee reimbursement and a one year individual membership in AASLH. Recipient is responsible for his/her own transportation, lodging, and meals.





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AASLH Leadership in History Awards 

Nominations Due: March 1, 2017

Before beginning the nomination process, you are strongly encouraged to contact your AASLH State Team leader to discuss the nomination. You can find your state team leader contact information here: http://about.aaslh.org/awards-submission-process/

We suggest submitting no more than one project per category per institution.


AASLH Leadership in History Awards 

Publications category

Nominations Due: March 1, 2017

Before beginning the nomination process, you are strongly encouraged to contact your AASLH State Team leader to discuss the nomination. You can find your state team leader contact information here - http://about.aaslh.org/awards-submission-process/