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  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: History Organizations as a Third Place by Carol Kammen The Whole is Greater: Have You Eaten Today? by Ashley Bouknight Understanding and Interpreting the American Experience in World War I by Jennifer D. Keene Steve Lubar Ruins Everything: Why Historical Societies Need Experts, Even When It Hurts by […]

  • Students and community organizations working together can be a great match with benefits for both sides, but there is a lot of planning and consideration that goes into crafting a great collaboration. In this leaflet, Anne Lindsay discusses creating expectations and definitions, preparing students for partnerships, different types of collaborations, funding, liability, and nurturing long-term […]

  • Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting […]

  • This leaflet by Marieke Van Damme and Dan Yaeger discusses how you can develop and produce a podcast for your site with a few tools and no tech training. The authors cover equipment, formatting, editing/publishing, marketing, and evaluation in this beginner’s how-to guide. Autumn 2016

  • Created in 2016, the Gender Equity in Museums Movement is an advocacy group formed to promote field-wide gender equity guidelines that confront bias and inequality in the workplace as well as recognize the essential roles that women play in the museum field. Their platform paper, “A Call for Gender Equity in the Museum Workplace,” discusses […]

  • Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Coursework will cover all of the details included […]

  • 65% of all adults in the U.S. use at least one social media site. From sharing family photos to learning about what is happening in the world to organizing revolutions to planning a day trip, social media has connected local and international communities like never before. History organizations can be intimidated by the number and […]

  • Museums and other history-minded institutions have the ability to connect a number of people–visitors, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders– in a variety of different ways. But how can we make sure that all of the communities we serve, or want to serve, see themselves in both our exhibitions and learning opportunities and as content creators? The […]

  • Download here. In today’s world, more and more institutions have to go beyond their traditional boundaries to better serve their communities. In the wake of increased media attention on interactions between law enforcement and African-American citizens, the Nashville Public Library partnered with the Metro Nashville Police Department to develop a diversity education curriculum rooted in […]

  • Designed for both emerging and seasoned museum practitioners, Writing for Historical Publications will  inspire and equip participants to write for professional publications, organization blogs, and book manuscripts. The ability to write well is a hot commodity in the history world. In addition to being a valuable tool for developing communication skills, the act of writing […]