BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘2017 Annual Meeting’

  •   Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a professor in the Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He is an accomplished author and prominent public intellectual, active in national and local issues. […]

  • Darren Walker is President of the Ford Foundation, the nation’s second largest Philanthropy, n and for two decades has been a leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. He led the philanthropy committee that helped bring a resolution to the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy and chairs the U.s. Impact Investing Alliance. Prior to joining Ford, […]

  • Austin is a city continually redefining itself. It is the state capital, the heart of live music, and a center for technology and innovation. With the famous slogan, “Keep Austin Weird,” it is no surprise that Austin embraces, even advertises, the individualistic spirit that symbolizes Texas. This spirit represents the histories, cultures, communities, and ways […]

  • You don’t have to be a military museum to commemorate the American contributions to World War I. This session will help you in creating an exhibit or planning programs. Pondering how to involve your community? This “nuts & bolts” session is designed to provide ideas, resources, and meaning. Chair: Gordon Blaker, U.S. Army Artillery Museum, […]

  • How are our institutions doing with regard to inclusive employment, continuing education, collection development, and descriptive practices? AASLH’s Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion hosts this panel in conjunction with sessions organized by the Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums at the American Library Association in June and the Society of American Archivists in July. […]

  • How do you help teachers incorporate your museum’s story into the curriculum? What about partnering with a theater? Educators from a museum, two theaters, and a school district will discuss goals and actual outcomes of two very different theater experiences created to connect teachers to a local museum. Chair: Ani Simmons, The Sixth Floor Museum […]

  • This roundtable discussion explores the major obstacles and challenges to building and sustaining a museum or archive dedicated to historically under-documented and under-represented communities. The unique City of Austin-sponsored Community Archives Program and its three archivists/historians at the Austin History Center lead this discussion. Chair: Amanda Jasso, Austin History Center, Austin, TX; LaToya Devezin, Austin History […]

  • What happens when an NPR affiliate, a museum, and a university team up to produce a radio show? With New Orleans gearing up for its 300th anniversary, the stakes and outreach potential are high. Two years along in a three-year experiment, our intrepid podcasters discuss the challenges of on-air history. Chair: Jessica Dorman, The Historic […]

  • Learn from the experiences of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and its co-stewardship partner, Cliveden, Inc., as they discuss the history of the Upsala historic house museum and the process they went through to determine its future, and ultimately decide to find a new steward for the property. Chair: Carrie Villar, National Trust for […]

  • Beyond Hollywood pictures, the diverse community of history organizations often holds moving image materials in their collections that capture another side of American film history. This session will explore various types of non-theatrical film and video, from home movies to local access television, that offer new approaches to documenting and interpreting local and regional histories. Chair: […]