The Federalist newsletter, Fall 2015


The FEDERALIST newsletter, Fall 2015, is being sent to SHFG members.

The Federalist newsletter prints news of recent activities of the Society for History in the Federal Government, its membership, and of important projects and issues affecting federal history programs.

View the contents below and online at http://shfg.org/shfg/publications/the-federalist/

Bringing History to Policy Making

Historians can offer crucial skills and insights for government policy makers, yet they are often not brought into the planning process. This failure is a longstanding dilemma. Many agencies place little value on historians’ views, while others value and include historians in policy development but fail to heed their advice. A new report from the United Kingdom titled “What is the Value of History” explores the benefits of historical insights and the ways in which government offices can more systematically benefit from history.

Call for papers: 3rd International Public History Conference (IFPH) July 7-9 2016, Bogotá, Colombia

The third international annual conference of the International Federation on Public History (IFPH) will be held at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, from July 7 to July 9, 2016. Its goal is to open up a space for the field and to share the innovative practices and skills that public historians around the world creatively use in their daily practice.

Society for History in the Federal Government Invites Nominations for the 2016 John Wesley Powell Prize (Historic Preservation Projects)

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Society for History in the Federal Government Invites Nominations for the 2016 John Wesley Powell Prize (Historic Preservation Projects)

Announcement published by Virginia Parks on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Type: Prize

Date: November 30, 2015

Location: United States

SHFG Annual Awards

Each year the Society for History in the Federal Government awards six prizes for various types of historical publications and work furthering the understanding and history of the federal government:

•  Henry Adams and George Pendleton Prizes (Books)

•  James Madison and Charles Thomson Prizes (Articles or Essays)

•  Thomas Jefferson Prize (Documentary Edition or Research Aid)

•  John Wesley Powell Prize (Historic Preservation or Historical Display)

The Federalist newsletter, Summer 2015

SHFG’s summer 2015 issue of The Federalist newsletter has been sent to SHFG members. It explores the work of historians, archivists, curators, and others working in agencies of the federal government, as well as historians and public historians in nonfederal work.


This issues contains

•  A summary of the SHFG conference, April 2015

•  Prize winners for books, articles, and Historic Preservation and Historical Display Projects

•  Profile of U.S. Section, International Boundary and Water Commission’s historical work

2015 Cryptologic History Symposium

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2015 Cryptologic History Symposium


Announcement published by Elizabeth Smoot on Thursday, August 6, 2015

Type:  Conference

Date:  October 22, 2015 to October 24, 2015

Location:  Maryland, United States

Subject Fields: Social Sciences, Political Science, Research and Methodology


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