Bi-Weekly Update - Oct 7
The CCPH 2016 Annual Conference is two weeks away! Early bird registration fees end on October 14, so register now! Don't miss out on reserving a seat in one of the Conference Tours as well as the Oral History Workshop and Speed Networking Session. Learn more about the conference tours and sessions here.
As always, here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history.
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From: San Francisco History Center of the San Francisco Public Library
From: California Association of Museums
Professional Development Opportunities
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
WEBINAR: REDUCING RACIAL, ETHNIC, AND GENDER HIRING BIAS – OCTOBER 19
This AAM webinar will explore the issues that reduce opportunities for underrepresented groups within the museum field, and will outline tools that organizations, including AAM, are currently using to reduce unintended racial, ethnic, or gender bias in recruitment and hiring. Read more
WEBINAR: THE ABCS OF FORMING YOUR 501c3 – OCTOBER 20
If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit or are well on your way to drafting a fundraising plan, this webinar hosted by The Foundation Center could help. $69 Read more
ONLINE COURSE: BASICS OF ARCHIVES – OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 18
AASLH’s newly revised 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. Read more
WEBINAR: CULTIVATING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC SITES – OCTOBER 25
This AASLH webinar will provide strategies for museums professionals to demonstrate cultural competency on multiple levels in order to help create a place for underrepresented communities at the museum table. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount registration code. Read more
WEBINAR: WHO HELPS THE HELPERS? – OCTOBER 27
This Foundation Center webinar will focus on staving off burnout and investing energy for the long haul? Speakers share tips for preventing burnout. $69. Read more
WEBINAR: INTERPRETING NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE AT MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC SITES – NOVEMBER 8
This AASLH webinar will provide strategies for engaging with Native Americans beyond the legal framework of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Read more
WEBINAR: GETTING STARTED ON EXHIBITION DEVELOPMENT – NOVEMBER 9
This AAM webinar will help museum professionals reframe their thinking about exhibition planning, focusing on the linear and non-linear aspects of creating a three-dimensional learning environment. Read more
Museums in the News
By CBS 8, October 2, 2016 Kids free in October? Just what it says By Carolina Gusman, The San Diego Union Tribune, October 1, 2016 George Takei donates career-spanning personal collection to an L.A. museum (Oh my!) By Brittany Martin, Time Out Los Angeles, September 29, 2016
Years after Cesar Chavez, activists consider how to keep farmworker movement relevant By Andrea Castillo, The Fresno Bee, September 28, 2016 UC Berkeley to partner on $24 million imaging science center By Brett Israel, Berkeley News, September 28, 2016 Henry Kissinger, Two California Governors, Nixon Family to Open New Nixon Library and Museum By Richard Nixon Foundation, PR Newswire, September 28, 2016 2016 Int'l Air & Space Hall of Fame Inductees Announced By Patch Staff, Southern California Patch, September 27, 2016
From: California Historical Society
11th Annual LA as Subject Archives Bazaar
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Doheny Memorial Library University of Southern California University Park Campus Learn More Meet CHS archivists at the 11th annual LA Archives Bazaar! This free event brings together institutions and archives from all over Southern California to share and show off their collections and answer questions – from the Autry National Center of the American West to the Los Angeles Public Library, to private collectors and collections. Meet CHS Archivists at our table, learn about our LA collections, and attend a presentation on our recent digital project, the digitization of 438 images of Los Angeles taken by photographer Anton Wagner in 1932-33.
Artist Spotlight - Sarah Biscarra Dilley
Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00 PM California Historical Society Attend
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.
Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute San Francisco Book Launch
Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:00 PM California Historical Society Attend Join the California Historical Society, Heyday, and Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) for an in-depth discussion on the history of sex work in the Bay Area and the contemporary issues facing sex workers today. This program serves to launch the 2015 California Historical Society Book Prize Award Winner, Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute, co-published by CHS and Heyday. A book signing will occur after the discussion portion of the event. The program will begin with presentations from the editors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute, Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus and will be followed by presentations from SWOP representatives. It will then transition into a Q&A with all the presenters from 7:05-7:50 PM. As a special addition, we will have a collection viewing in the North Baker Research Library from 5:45-6:00 PM and immediately following the presentations and discussion. About Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute For the first time in print since 1913, Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute presents the memoirs of Alice Smith and a selection of letters responding to her story. An introduction contextualizes “A Voice from the Underworld” amid Progressive Era sensationalistic journalism and shifting ideas of gender roles, and reveals themes in Alice’s story that extend to issues facing sex workers today.
wikiD: Women. Wikipedia. Design
Friday, October 28, 2016 3:00 - 4:30 PM California Historical Society Attend WikiD - Women in Wikipedia Discussion and Resources Q&A Lori Brown and Justine Clark will discuss their collaboration on wikiD, the effort to write more women architects into Wikipedia. They will discuss where the idea and inspiration behind the project came from, how it began, its evolution into an international effort spearheaded between groups in New York, Melbourne and Berlin as well as the impacts wikiD has had thus far. Lori Brown’s creative practice examines the relationships between architecture and social justice. She is the author of Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals and the editor of Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture. She is the co-founder and leads ArchiteXX, a women and architecture group working to bridge the academy and practice in New York City. She is Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University. Justine Clark is an architectural editor, writer, researcher and critic. She is a co-founder of the advocacy organization Parlour: women, equity, architecture and a former editor of Architecture Australia, the journal of the Australian Institute of Architects. Justine is an active participant in public discussions of architecture. Her work has won awards for architecture in the media and her broader contribution to the profession was recognized in 2015 with the Marion Mahony Prize. Her writing appears on both scholarly and professional press and she is co-author, with Dr Paul Walker, of Looking for the Local: Architecture and the New Zealand Modern (2000). Justine is an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
California Council for the Promotion of History
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