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QUERY: Seeking participants for doctoral research on images as historical evidence

Dear Colleagues:

Have you used digitized archival photographs as historical evidence in your scholarly activities?

I am a doctoral candidate in the School of Information & Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill.  As part of my doctoral research, I am seeking to conduct interviews with individuals who have used digitized photographs in their scholarly activities (teaching, publications, presentations, or related research pursuits). 

Professional Opportunities, March 31, 2015

Professional Opportunities, March 31, 2015

Below are this week's listings of professional opportunities in public history.  For links to full details, visit the News section of the Public History Commons:



Professional opportunities March 31, 2015

To submit an item for the News Feed, send an email to: news[at]publichistorycommons.org

Preregistration for NCPH conference in Nashville ends April 1

"History on the Edge," 2015 NCPH Annual Meeting pre-registration closes in a few days!

After April 1, pre-registration for the Nashville, Tennessee conference will be closed and registrations can only be taken onsite.

Once onsite, tickets for tours, workshops, and meal events will be limited, so don't wait to submit or finalize your registration.  A full Program and link to register online are available


Re: Query: Book Recommendations for Military Public History

Hi Mike--I don't have a recommendation for a book specifically about the theory or practice of public history in a military context, but you can check out the book that Paul Sadin and I wrote dealing with housing on military bases: Privatizing Military Family Housing: A History of the Army's Residential Communities Initiative (U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012). This book was written as part of a project Historical Research Associates, Inc., did under contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In the 2014 NCPH annual conference, a session was devoted to this history.

Re: Query: Book Recommendations for Military Public History

Hi Mike,

If you haven't seen already, would these help? These were my go to sources when employed by the Army as a historian.





Melissa Ziobro
Monmouth University