The CCPH 2016 Annual Meeting will be held on October 21-22, 2016, at California State University, Sacramento. Please refer to the announcement below concerning our call for paper and poster proposals for the meeting!
Also, please note:
CCPH is still accepting submissions for our new and upcoming California History Action webpage. Any Public History articles, book reviews, events and/or projects are welcomed as submissions to help us promote history.
CCPH is actively seeking nominations for our 2016 Awards, recognizing those in the Public History field doing extraordinary work. For more information about the awards that we offer and past award winners, visit our Awards webpage.
CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates.
Email any of your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continuous support and interest in CCPH!
California Council for the Promotion of History (CCPH)
Sacramento, CA: October 21 – 22, 2016
The California Council for the Promotion of History is currently accepting paper and poster proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting to take place at California State University, Sacramento. The program committee invites proposals for sessions, individual papers, or posters exploring the history and culture of California from Native American foundations to the present, as well as case studies and new approaches to public history. We welcome:
Scholars new to CCPH and those with interdisciplinary perspectives
Graduate student scholars
Non-traditional panels such as those that encourage audience participation, roundtables
on the state of a topic or field, pecha-kucha, or other ideas as proposed
Work informed by new methodologies and approaches
Work exploring all aspects of history and culture in California including local, state, and
The Committee will consider proposals for individual papers, individual posters, and for full sessions. Scholars interested in serving as a session chair should submit a one-page C.V. to the program committee. All program participants will be required to register for the conference.
All submissions should be electronic and in PDF form. Please include the following information in your document:
Panel title with abstract for panel proposals
Proposals for papers or posters of no more than 200 words.
Single page CV for each participant.
Indication of any needs for ADA accommodations or AV requests.
Email addresses for designated contact person and each participant.
The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2016.Please submit your proposals or questions by email to Anne Lindsay at email@example.com with CCPH 2016 in the subject line.
From: National History Day - California
2016 National History Day - California is fast approaching!
Dates: Friday, May 6th & Saturday, May 7th
Location: William Jessup University,
333 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin, CA 95765
For more information regarding volunteering as judges at the competition, please visit www.nhdca.org.
From: Northern California Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians
Historic Petaluma Tour
Date: Sunday, June 12
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Petaluma Historical Museum and Library
20 Fourth Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
For more information, regarding the Historic Petaluma Tour, please follow the link to the May 2016 issue of the NCCSAH newsletter, which includes many other interesting history-related articles. You can also visit the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum website at http://www.petalumamuseum.com/.
From: California Historical Society
Call for Submissions: California Historical Society Book Award
The California Historical Society (CHS) and Heyday have established the California Historical Society Book Award for a book-length manuscript that makes an important contribution to both scholarship and to the greater community by deepening public understanding of some aspect of California history. The prize carries a $5,000 advance and publication in both print and e-book formats by CHS/Heyday, with an awards ceremony, ample promotion, and an author tour throughout the state.
The purpose of the award is to recognize and promote an exciting new literary work in celebration of California’s heritage. The ideal manuscript will inform the minds and delight the imaginations of readers while generating a deeper understanding of California’s rich history. The work must adhere to high scholarly and literary standards and must be lively and engaging to general readers. In addition to conventional works of historical scholarship, other genres will be considered, such as biographies, collections of letters or essays, and creative nonfiction. Works of fiction will not be accepted.
For more information about eligibility and how to apply, please follow the link.
Applications are due by May 1, 2016. The winner will be announced June 15, 2016. Publication will be approximately one year after a fully completed manuscript and all graphics are accepted.
Styling the Bay Area: 1960s-1970s Fashion Saturday, May 12, 6:00PM Attend
Do you love the photos, posters, and movies that showed off Bay Area fashion in the 1960s and 1970s? Dig in, re-live, and dress up for a program that is informative and stylish! Join Tracey Panek, Historian for Levi Strauss & Co. and Alexandra Jacopetti Hart, designer and author of Native Funk & Flash: An Emerging Folk Art, for presentations that are lively, deeply visual, and connect to a rich professional, cultural, and personal experience of Bay Area fashion, in denim and beyond! Learn More
From: National Council on Public History
· History Hub pilot launches. History Hub is a support network for historians and history enthusiasts managed by the National Archives. The hub crowdsources research, document transcription, and offers guidance to historical records. The pilot will run until the end of May. http://1.usa.gov/1XIAnA7
· Smithsonian’s African American history museum confronts difficult emotions. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open in six months. The museum will grapple with the emotionally-fraught history of slavery and has reached out to other museum professionals that specialize in interpreting difficult pasts. http://wapo.st/1WdYbgp
· National Parks offer exciting learning and research opportunities. Professor Robert Manning argues that America’s National Parks offer a great deal of untapped potential for students and researchers both inside the classroom and onsite. He calls for increased collaboration between educational institutions and the National Park Service. http://bit.ly/240lRHw
· Intellectual self-confidence and career diversity. In the first installment of her series on essential skills for career diversity, Emily Swafford of the AHA, discusses “intellectual self-confidence,” which she defines as the ability to be flexible, learn new content and skills, and think outside of the narrow boundaries of one’s field. http://bit.ly/1SZj9KI
· 27 jobs posted 4/18, including architectural historian in New Jersey, museum technician in Oregon, development coordinator in Ontario, archivist in Georgia, and more. If you’re an employer and would like to post a job announcement with us, please use the submission form on our website: http://ncph.org/jobs/
From: California Association of Museums
DOCUMENT PRESERVATION TECHNICIAN EXAMINATION OPEN – DUE APRIL 25
The California Office of the Secretary of State, parent agency of the California State Archives, will be conducting an examination to establish a list of eligible candidates to fill the position of Document Preservation Technician. Individuals interested in the position must successfully pass the examination prior to applying for the position. Read more
AAM SUPPORTING, RETAINING AND RECOGNIZING VOLUNTEERS – APRIL 27
The webinar focuses on retaining and recognizing volunteers and getting the most out of those who dedicate their time to your institution. This 90-minute webinar will be held on April 27 from 11 am-12:30 pm PST. It is free for staff of Alliance Tier 3 members/ $25 for Tier 2 members/ $50 for Tier 1. Read more
SECTION 106 SEMINAR IN SAN FRANCISCO – MAY 3-5
This National Preservation Institute seminar in San Francisco is on Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Discuss recent changes in regulations and procedures. The three-day course is $650. Read more
AASLH BASICS OF ARCHIVES ONLINE COURSE – MAY 16-JUNE 13
This 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. Cost: $85 members/$160 nonmembers. Read more
GRANTSPACE MEET UP & HAPPY HOUR: COLLABORATIONS THAT WORK – MAY 19
GrantSpace will explore successful partnerships originating in the Bay Area, including examples betwee nonprofits, foundations, governments, and/or corporations. The Meet Up starts at 3 PM PST. Read more
AAM 2016 ANNUAL MEETING AND MUSEUMEXPO – MAY 26-29
Advanced registration rates for AAM's Annual Meeting May 26-29 in Washington DC are now available. The AAM 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo attracts 6,000 museum professionals to network, grow, and learn. Read more
CENTER FOR NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT 501(C)ONFERENCE – JUNE 1-3
The 501(c)onference is Southern California’s largest conference for nonprofit leaders and the theme is Join the Evolution. Read more
WMA 2016 REQUEST FOR POSTER SESSION PROPOSALS – DUE JUNE 3
The Western Museums Association (WMA) is accepting Poster Session Proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting to be held in Phoenix, Arizona on September 25-28. Read more
SMALL MUSEUMS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AASLH – DUE JUNE 10 AASLH’s Small Museums Committee is offering scholarships to any AASLH members. Each $500 scholarship covers the cost of conference registration and a luncheon. Any remaining funds may be used to offset travel and/or lodging expenses. Read more
PROPOSAL WRITING BOOTCAMP IN SAN FRANCISCO – JUNE 14-16
This three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to become effective proposal writers. The event will take place at the Foundation Center and the cost is $595. Read more