Bi-Weekly Update - August 29

Hello CCPHers,

Here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history.

In other news:

  • Registration for the CCPH 2016 Annual Conference at CSU, Sacramento will be available soon! Please check our CCPH Events webpage for updates concerning our upcoming Conference registration form.

  • 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. Award nominations are due by September 15, 2016!

  • CCPH is currently accepting nominations for the CCPH Board of Directors. Elections for the four available seats will be held at the CCPH 2016 Annual Conference luncheon. In your nominations, please include the name of the nominee and his/her interest in serving as a CCPH Board member. Please email all nominations to ccph@csus.edu.

Thank you for your continuous support and interest in CCPH!

From: California Humanities

Upcoming Events

Film Screening: AGENTS OF CHANGE
08.30.2016

OAKLAND -- Join us for a screening of AGENTS OF CHANGE, a documentary that examines the untold story of the racial conditions on college campuses and in the country that led to student protests of the 1960s.

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Film Screening: Real Boy
09.06.2016

OAKLAND --Join us for a screening of REAL BOY, a beautifully intimate documentary about a transgender teen on a journey to find his voice and gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition.

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Film Screening: Dogtown Redemption
09.22.2016

HALF MOON BAY --Join us for a free screening of DOGTOWN REDEMPTION, the intimate story of three recyclers over the course of seven years in West Oakland neighborhood nicknamed ‘Dogtown’—a journey through a landscape of love and loss, devotion and addiction, prejudice and poverty as part of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company's Brew & Views series.

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Screening & Discussion:The Women On The Mother Road in Southern California: Route 66 Oral Histories
09.23.2016

NEEDLES -- See THE WOMEN ON THE MOTHER ROAD IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Route 66 Oral Histories and Screening and Discussion Program at the historic El Garces hotel.

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Film Screening: Dogtown Redemption
09.26.2016

OAKLAND -- Join us for a free screening of DOGTOWN REDEMPTION, the intimate story of three recyclers over the course of seven years in West Oakland neighborhood nicknamed ‘Dogtown’—a journey through a landscape of love and loss, devotion and addiction, prejudice and poverty. There will be a Q&A with co-director Amir Soltani after the screening.

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Latest News

California Humanities Launches the Art of Storytelling

We’re celebrating our first year in historic Swan's Market in Oakland by launching The Art of Storytelling Exhibit Series.

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California Humanities Unveils New Grant Program

California Humanities is pleased to announce the launch of Humanities for All, a new two-tiered grant program that will support a broad range of locally-initiated public humanities projects.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Miriam Pawel talks about the Farmworker Movement in California

On the Road with California Humanities, a series of talks with Pulitzer Prize winners continues on September 28 with the conversation: The Farmworker Movement in California: From Chavez Onwards. Miriam Pawel shares her reflection on the lessons of the Movement as a guide to organizers and activists today.

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From: California Association of Museums

FREE WEBINARS ON ENGAGEMENT, ACCESSIBILITY, AND AUDIENCE RESEARCH RESOURCES

Last year, CAM activated a statewide network of over 300 museum colleagues to explore accessibility, audience research, and engagement strategies. In the spirit of collaboration, small groups of participants created tools and resources to share what they learned with other museum professionals.

We invite you to participate in one or more FREE webinars to explore these new online tools and resources:

Accessibility

9–10am, Friday, September 9,

12–1pm, Tuesday, September 13

4-5pm, Wednesday, September 14

Audience Research

9–10am, Friday, September 16

12–1pm, Tuesday, September 20

4-5pm, Wednesday, September 21

Engagement Strategies

9–10am, Friday, September 23

12–1pm, Tuesday, September 27

4-5pm, Wednesday, September 28

Click on the webinar topic (above) to register for your preferred date and time.

For each webinar, California colleagues will present their learning in a share-out, discuss the tool or resource created, and answer your questions. The panelists represent small and rural museums, medium-sized organizations in diverse suburban locations, and larger museums in bustling urban centers. Come ready to listen, explore, and ask probing questions!

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEINGART FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT TO SYSTEMIC INEQUITY

The Los Angeles-based Weingart Foundation has announced that it will direct its resources and influence to address systemic inequity in Southern California and base its program and policy decisions on the goal of achieving fairness, inclusion, and opportunity for all residents of the region. Read more

NEH ANNOUNCES $79 MILLION FOR NEARLY 300 HUMANITIES PROJECTS

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $79 million in grants for 290 humanities projects and $42.8 million in annual operating support for the national network of humanities councils. Congratulations to the following CAM members for their NEH grant awards: Computer History Museum and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Read more

SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE: STORYTELLING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

Offered by The Foundation Center, this online course covers how to effectively employ stories in your social media efforts and how to identify audiences for your stories. Read more

WEBINAR: FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFITS – AUGUST 30

This live webinar, hosted by The Foundation Center, focuses on financial strategies for nonprofits, including basic skills in financial management and how to determine which financial standards to apply. Read more

WEBINAR: PUTTING YOUR HOUSE MUSEUM “TO BED” FOR THE SEASON – AUGUST 31

What do you need to know to ready your buildings for seasonal closures? This free webinar by Connecting to Collections and the New England Museums Association will explore the variety of building and collections tasks that go into seasonal closings. Read more

AAM CALL FOR PROPOSALS – DUE SEPTEMBER 2

The 2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo session proposal submission is now open. The deadline for proposals is September 2, 2016. Session organizers can expect program decisions from the National Program Committee by mid-November. Read more

SYMPOSIUM: MEANINGFUL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – SEPTEMBER 14

The 2016 Smith Leadership Symposium will focus on the role art, culture, and science organizations play in their communities along with understanding what it means to have “meaningful engagement”. The event will feature speakers from the Portland Art Museum, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Museum Hack, and other organizations. Read more

AASLH ONLINE CONFERENCE – SEPTEMBER 15-17

AASLH’s conference will feature six hot topic sessions and featured speakers online, live from Detroit. See slides, ask questions, and interact online with presenters and the virtual audience in these live broadcasts. Read more

WORKSHOP: GRANTWRITING FOR PRESERVATION – SEPTEMBER 26

This free one-day workshop in Pacific Grove reviews sources of grant funding and addresses key preservation questions asked on grant applications. Participants will have 1) outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution; 2) identified possible funding sources; and 3) tested their ideas with other workshop participants. Read more

CONSERVATION PSYCHOLOGY ONLINE COURSE (SAN DIEGO) – OCTOBER 3-DECEMBER 3

UC San Diego Extension is offering an online course in Conservation Psychology. This course is part of an online Certificate in Sustainability and Behavior Change linking behavioral science and sustainability and interventions that work to encourage conservation behavior. Read more

IMLS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR NATIONAL MEDAL – DEADLINE OCTOBER 3

IMLS is now accepting nominations for the 2017 awards. Nomination forms must be submitted by October 3, 2016. Read more

CONFERENCE: ORAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION – OCTOBER 12-16

Registration is open for the 2016 Oral History Association annual meeting in Long Beach. A track is devoted to seminal points in the oral history field as public space for discourse on the state and future of various key movements. Read more

ONLINE COURSE: PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR HISTORY PROFESSIONALS – OCTOBER 17-NOVEMBER 11

AASLH is hosting a Project Management online course to provide valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. Participants will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Read more

NEVADA MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE – OCTOBER 26-28

The Nevada Museums Association (NMA) invites their California neighbors to NMA's annual conference October 26-28 in Lake Tahoe focusing on making community connections. CAM members can register for the NMA conference at the NMA member rate of $150. Email conference@nevadamuseums.org for a discount registration code. Read more

From: California Historical Society

Uncovering a Modoc War Story: Toby Riddle/Winema with her Descendants

Saturday, September 17, 2016 2:00 - 4:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Free, please RSVP

Join the California Historical Society for a celebration and discussion on the famed and historic Modoc War translator Toby Riddle with her descendants Charlene Jackson and Debbie Riddle. Listen to Debbie, Charlene, and others as they talk about the discovery and examination of their family's history through research, storytelling, oral history, and writing. Debbie will do a presentation on the history and legacy of Toby Riddle. Charlene will share personal anecdotes’ and images of the Riddle family. Speaker Info: Debbie Riddle has provided historical content for exhibitions at museums like the California Museum in Sacramento as well as at Oakland Museum of California. She continues to do presentations on Toby Riddle/Winema. Charlene Jackson is deeply involved in her family's history as well as the history and continued vitality of the Klamath and Modoc people. She has run multiple powwows and her family participates in the Modoc Ancestral Run each year. She helped start the family drum circle, Screaming Eagle. Charlene's husband, now deceased, and Charlene use to travel all over the west coast doing presentations on drug addiction and alcoholism. He was also a descendant of Winema.

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Please RSVP and bring a printed ticket for admission

Join California Historical Society in celebrating Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day! Enjoy free admission to our exhibitions Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew and Sensationalist Portrayals of the Modoc War, 1872-1873. Click on the link above and download a ticket!

Modoc War Photographs and How Native Americans Were Portrayed

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco RSVP

This talk will broadly explore how Native Americans were depicted in nineteenth century American photography, and the function of these photographs as sites of anthropological study, as well as their documentary and illustrational uses. Using the Modoc War photographs as a case study, the talk will also address how photographs of Native Americans represented national anxieties and debates about race, democracy, and expansion in the post Civil War era. Makeda Best is an Assistant Professor in Visual Studies at the California College of the Arts. A historian of photography, she has a special interest in war photography and has written most recently on contemporary soldier photography and photography and the atomic bomb. Her current book project is on American photography of the Civil War era.

Artist Spotlight - Sarah Biscarra Dilley

Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00 PM California Historical Society Learn More

Join us during Third Thursday in Yerba Buena for a presentation by artist Sarah Biscarra Dilley. She will discuss several of her art projects, the collective Black Salt Collective, and take questions from the audience. Sarah Biscarra Dilley (chumash + chicana) is a multi-disciplinary artist, bruja, ‘axi. Her work explores the spaces between the worlds; between blood sickness and bloodlines, between grief and joy, between body and land, between the spatial and the temporal. She is anchored in the intention and practices of indigenous resurgence: through cartographic upheaval, through contradiction, through complexity, through communion. Using found footage, cut paper, archival material, handwork, language and thread, she traces a landscape of indigenous resilience and shifting relationships of belonging, displacement, and home. Her work and words have been exhibited nationally and internationally, individually and with Black Salt Collective.

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