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Around the Field, February 9, 2016

Around the Field

Below are this week's listings of professional opportunities in public history. 

Note: "Around the Field" is the new name for our old "Professional Opportunities" section found on the Public History Commons. As part of the migration to the new website, this weekly update has a new look and a new name. Please see the full listing on NCPH's website for links to full details and deadlines:



Professional Opportunities Jan. 26, 2016

Professional Opportunities

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:



From around the field this week: “Heavy heritage” in Istanbul, awards for unsung supporters of archives, window restoration boot camp, and more!

Seeking Panelists for OAH 2017 (Deadline Fri. Jan. 22)

Good morning,

My name is Clarence (Jeff) Hall, and I am a full time faculty member in History at Queensborough Community College, CUNY.  Kathryn Ostrofsky (History, Angelo State University) and I are putting together a panel for the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in New Orleans in April 2017.

The topic of our panel will be "The Social Experience of Mass Incarceration: Prisons and their Host Communities."