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  • Colorado Humanities, in collaboration with Colorado State University Libraries, the University Press of Colorado, and History Colorado, is pleased to announce a prototype version of the Colorado Encyclopedia is now available at http://coloradoencyclopedia.org. A vetted, mobile-friendly resource, the prototype Colorado Encyclopedia includes articles written and reviewed by the state’s top scholars on hundreds of topics, […]

  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: The Local Historian as Public Intellectual by Carol Kammen The Value of History: When History and Memory Collide by W. Todd Groce Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton by Rob DeHart For the Love of History: The Benefits of Collections-Based Research by Katheryn P. Viens We Are All in […]

  • To help introduce non-members to our quarterly magazine and all the helpful articles, reviews, and how-tos we include in every issue, we’re offering the Summer 2015 copy free to download and view online. Check it out here and spread the word! Table of Contents: One Doing Local History: Become Part of the Conversation by Carol […]

  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: The Crime of Writing by Carol Kammen Generation Why: History Repeats Itself (Even When It Comes to Engaging Millenials) by Colleen Dilenschneider The Power of Possibility by Kent Whitworth and Scott Alvey Above and Below: Exhibition as Mitigation by Louise Pubols Leading Historical Programs: Strategies for Innovation by […]

  • In this article, Bruce W. Dearstyne discusses the case studies profiled in his latest book, Leading the Historical Enterprise: Strategic Creativity, Planning, and Advocacy for the Digital Age. The book focuses on history programs that have found ways to thrive in uncertain times through adapting the ways they lead, advocate, and digitally engage with their audience […]

  • In this article, Kent Whitworth and Scott Alvey of the Kentucky Historical Society and 2015 Annual Meeting Host Committee discuss the history of Louisville and its relevance to the conference theme, “The Power of Possibility.” They also describe new and exciting possibilities for the history field as a whole as we confront the ever present challenges […]

  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: Across the Pond by Carol Kammen History Bytes: Experiments with Crowdfunding by Tim Grove Moving History from Nice to Essential by John R. Dichtl Anniversaries, War, and Local History by Kate Tiller Behold! New Lebanon by Ruth J. Abram Revisiting Volunteering by Terri S. Blanchette Guess What I […]

  • Engaging with the millenial audience (also known as Generation Y) is one the most popular and perhaps most confusing topics in the history field right now. What does this group of young, internet-savvy, professionals want from a historic site visit or event? How can we create programs that fit their needs, budgets, and interests? What […]

  • In her latest column, Carol Kammen discusses the importance of a sense of place in fiction writing and proposes that historians can learn much from this approach. A sense of place and concrete details of life, Kammen says, are central to crafting realistic and individual narratives of history.   “Yet, we who write about our […]

  • Volunteers are fundamental for nonprofit and history organizations, and Terri Blanchette’s article on trends in volunteering is essential reading for those who want to understand why people volunteer, which people volunteer, and how to get them to volunteer for your project. Drawing from a wide range of studies and statistical analyses, Terri points out that while […]