Please read guidelines and instructions for session proposals before submitting. 

Presenter Information: AASLH requires that the Session Chair serve as the session organizer responsible for logistics, requests for materials and equipment, communication with participants and AASLH staff, and leading the session itself. Session chairs must be affiliated with an institutional member or hold an individual membership in AASLH or the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. 

In order to involve as many people as possible in the meeting, no one can participate in more than one session.

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. 

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 14, 2019. For assistance, please contact AASLH at 615-320-3203 or abain@aaslh.org.

*Note: the Leadership Nominating Committee is reviewing this application in fall 2018 and may revise the form. You will be contacted if we require additional information.

AASLH Award of Distinction

Preliminary Nominations Due: January 15, 2019

The Award of Distinction is AASLH's highest honor and given in recognition of long and distinguished service to the field. Given at the discretion of the AASLH Council, award winners are recognized nationally as leaders in the profession. The first step of the nomination process is submitting this form, which is received and discussed by a review committee before going forward with the process. Our committee will be in touch with next steps and further instructions after you submit this preliminary nomination. Please note this is a confidential process and it is recommended that the nominee not be told about the nomination until it has been accepted.

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 two or three 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 and can make minor edits without author approval


Questions? Email Aja Bain at abain@aaslh.org 

History News exists to foster publication, scholarly research, and an open forum for discussion of best practices, applicable theories, and professional experiences pertinent to the field of state and local history. Article manuscripts dealing with all aspects of public history are welcome, including current trends, timely issues, and best practices for professional development and the overall improvement of the history field. The editorial committee is especially interested in articles that give a fresh perspective to traditional theories, in-depth case studies that reveal applicable and relevant concepts, and subject matter that has the ability to resonate throughout all levels of the field.

Volunteer editors review all proposals for relevance and timeliness to the field. Articles should be 2,500-3,000 words in length, and properly footnoted and cited in Chicago/Turabian style. History News employs a double-blind review process.

History News is a quarterly membership publication of the American Association for State and Local History, a nonprofit educational membership organization providing leadership, service, and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American society.

Draft Due Date        Review Returned       Final Submission Date       History News issue
August 20     September 30     November 1     Winter
November 15      December 20     February 1     Spring
February 20     March 31     May 1     Summer
May 20     June 30     August 1     Autumn

To learn more about what our reviewers look for, read our Review Sheet.
History News exists to foster publication, scholarly research, and an open forum for discussion of best practices, applicable theories, and professional experiences pertinent to the field of state and local history. Article manuscripts dealing with all aspects of public history are welcome, including current trends, timely issues, and best practices for professional development and the overall improvement of the history field. The editorial committee is especially interested in articles that give a fresh perspective to traditional theories, in-depth case studies that reveal applicable and relevant concepts, and subject matter that has the ability to resonate throughout all levels of the field.

Volunteer editors review all proposals for relevance and timeliness to the field. Book reviews should be approximately 500 words in length. History News employs a double-blind review process.

History News is a quarterly membership publication of the American Association for State and Local History, a nonprofit educational membership organization providing leadership, service, and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American society.

Draft Due Date        Review Returned       Final Submission Date       History News issue
August 20     September 30     November 1     Winter
November 15      December 20     February 1     Spring
February 20     March 31     May 1     Summer
May 20     June 30     August 1     Autumn

To learn more about what our reviewers look for, read our Review Sheet.
History News exists to foster publication, scholarly research, and an open forum for discussion of best practices, applicable theories, and professional experiences pertinent to the field of state and local history. Article manuscripts dealing with all aspects of public history are welcome, including current trends, timely issues, and best practices for professional development and the overall improvement of the history field. The editorial committee is especially interested in articles that give a fresh perspective to traditional theories, in-depth case studies that reveal applicable and relevant concepts, and subject matter that has the ability to resonate throughout all levels of the field.

Volunteer editors review all proposals for relevance and timeliness to the field. Technical leaflets should be 3,000-4,000 words in length, properly footnoted and cited in Chicago/Turabian style, and include a bibliography or list of resources. History News employs a double-blind review process.

History News is a quarterly membership publication of the American Association for State and Local History, a nonprofit educational membership organization providing leadership, service, and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American society.

Draft Due Date        Review Returned       Final Submission Date       History News issue
August 20     September 30     November 1     Winter
November 15      December 20     February 1     Spring
February 20     March 31     May 1     Summer
May 20     June 30     August 1     Autumn

To learn more about what our reviewers look for, read our Review Sheet.

We want to know what you think. Answer the following question for a chance to be featured in AASLH's History News magazine.

What is the future of collaboration between public history institutions and history departments at colleges and universities?

Details:

Answers should be no more than two paragraphs long and may be edited for length by History News editors. The editors will choose answers they find interesting to include in the magazine. Contributors will not be notified whether or not their answer makes it to the magazine. 

Four times a year, History News magazine brings you the latest discussions, developments, and innovations in the field of state and local history. That mission includes reviewing books on theoretical and practical topics that our members and readers are talking about and using in their daily work. AASLH is building our pool of book reviewers for History News, and we want you to get involved.

Apply to be a book reviewer and share your expertise with the field. We will match you with a book according to your interests, and send you a complimentary copy.

Our reviewers:

  • Have expertise and experience in the book’s topic or sub-field
  • Can discuss how the book will contribute to public history and relate it to similar works
  • Commit to writing a 500-word review that summarizes and analyses the book’s thesis or topic
  • Work with our editors to meet deadlines and craft a great review

Here are some of the titles we've reviewed recently:

And visit our website for examples of great reviews in the style that we look for from the Summer 2015 History News.

Questions? Contact Aja Bain, Program and Publications Coordinator, at abain@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203.

American Association for State and Local History