Who Decides? The History and Future of Monuments in New York City

Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
October 9, 2018
Location: 
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Public History, Urban History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 7-9 PM

Martin Segal Theatre
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave. (34th St)

New monuments are coming to NYC. But how will they be selected? The city established a Monuments Commission last fall and announced a $10 million pledge for statues or public art honoring neglected groups, and the same amount for monuments recognizing women. In this panel, historians, art historians, and monument advocates will discuss the current pressures on city agencies to respond to public opinion.

Defining the Museum of the 21st Century: Evolving Multiculturalism in Museums in the United States

Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
September 14, 2018
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
Archival Science, Digital Humanities, History Education, Library and Information Science, Public History

The International Committee for Museology (ICOFOM) and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) are pleased to announce that on online “Defining the Museum of the 21st Century” symposium will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018. ICOFOM’s goal is to construct a global definition of "museum" and is hosting a series of symposia around the world in pursuit of that goal.

Public Humanities Grant Opportunity for CIC Member Colleges and Universities

Type: 
Grant
Date: 
September 11, 2018 to December 14, 2018
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Local History, Oral History, Public History, Research and Methodology

If your institution is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), you may be interested in the following grant opportunity: Humanities Research for the Public Good.  The program is designed to help bridge the gap between campus-based research and learning and the concerns and experiences of local communities.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Vernacular Architecture Forum 2019 Annual Meeting, Landscapes of Succession, May 29 to June 1, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
October 29, 2018
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Architecture and Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Public History, Urban History / Studies

DEADLINE  October 29, 2018

The Vernacular Architecture Forum invites paper proposals for its 38th Annual Meeting Landscapes of Succession, May 29 to June 1, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.  Papers may address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide. http://www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org/2019-Call-for-Papers

Social, Public and Cultural Histories of the urban condition

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
November 1, 2018
Location: 
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
Social History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Public History

In the context of current urban development, regeneration and sustainability paradigms, the standard political reading of urban society, culture and management

5th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference: Slavery, Resistance, and Community

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 24, 2018 to October 27, 2018
Location: 
Tennessee, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Public History, Slavery

“Now that I have the attention of the public by sleeping in extant slave dwellings, it is time to wake up and deliver the message that the people who lived in these structures were not a footnote in American history.”–Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, Civil War re-enactor, and descendant of the enslaved.

Dain Award - call for submissions

Type: 
Prize
Date: 
August 19, 2018 to January 11, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Archival Science, Graduate Studies, Library and Information Science, Public History

Members of the Library History Round Table of ALA created the Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award to recognize outstanding work in our field by emerging library historians.  The committee for the selection of the 2019 Dain Dissertation Award winner is seeking submissions by January 11, 2019.

Reminder: Proposals Due 9/1/18 for James K. Polk and His Time

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 1, 2018
Location: 
Tennessee, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Public History, Slavery, U.S. - Mexico Borderlands

The James K. Polk Project and the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invite paper proposals for "James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project," to be held at the East Tennessee Historical Society, in Knoxville, on April 12–13, 2019.

Association of National Park Rangers - Ranger Rendezvous 41

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 7, 2018 to November 11, 2018
Location: 
Kentucky, United States
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Government and Public Service, History Education, Historic Preservation, Public History

The 41st Ranger Rendezvous will have opportunities to learn about field work in the National Park Service, current conservation issues, and for conversation with rangers from across the United States.

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