Sessions on Public History at AHA16

We have sessions that should be of interest to public historians working in many different settings on a variety of historical time periods and geographies. These sessions discuss subjects such as archives, exhibits, and material culture, as well as various modes of communicating history to the public--for instance, sessions on podcasts, documentaries, and op-eds! Check out the full list below:

Public History Events

Public Historians' Reception, Hilton, Crystal Ballroom C, Friday, Jan 8, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM. The AHA's Professional Division cordially invites public historians and anyone with an interest in public history to join them for informal conversation with colleagues.

National History Center Reception, Hilton, Crystal Ballroom B, Saturday, Jan 9, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Public History Sessions

Crisis at the National Archives: A Discussion of Issues and Options, Thursday, January 7, 2016, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Room A602

Fugitive Objects: Material Culture and Historical Method, Thursday, January 7, 2016, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Room M101

Digital Historical and Cultural Collections and Exhibits: Ethics, Creation, Dissemination, and Funding, Thursday, January 7, 2016, 3:30 PM-5:30 PM, Hilton Atlanta, Salon C

Archival Practices and the Construction of Modern Memory, Thursday, January 7, 2016, 3:30 PM-5:30 PM, Hilton Atlanta, Grand Ballroom D

History Communicators, Thursday, January 7, 2016: 3:30 -5:30 PM, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, International Ballroom 5

The New Tools of the Trade: How You Can and Why You Should Become a Documentary Filmmaker or Digital Historian, Friday, January 8, 2016, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM, Hilton Atlanta, Room 213

Podcasting History: A Roundtable Discussion, Saturday, January 9, 2016, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, International Ballroom South

The Promise of History Internships, Saturday, January 9, 2016, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, International Ballroom North

The Future of the African American Past, Saturday, January 9, 2016, 2:30 PM-4:30 PM, Hilton Atlanta, Grand Ballroom B

Digital History and Digital Preservation Projects: Challenges and Opportunities, Sunday, January 10, 2016, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, International Ballroom North

A Useful Model: How Public and Academic Historians and K-12 Teachers Can Collaborate on Teaching Materials, Sunday, January 10, 2016, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM, Hilton Atlanta, Crystal Ballroom A

Roundtable: The Centennial of the US National Park Service, Sunday, January 10, 2016, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Hilton Atlanta, Grand Ballroom C

Historians in the Public Sphere: Why and How We Should Write Op-Eds and Engage the Media, Sunday, January 10, 2016: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM