Publication Date

July 13, 2015

Thematic

Public History

The American Association for State and Local History invites you to participate in the 2015 AASLH Annual Meeting: The Power of PossibilityThe meeting will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, September 16-19.

logo-gold JPEGFaculty and graduate students eager to learn more about how history is practiced in a wide variety of history organizations will find this conference a rich resource. It is an ideal setting for launching new projects, connecting to new career paths, and discussing current challenges and practices across the historical community. This is a warm group that spans the country. AASLH is particularly interested in fostering relationships between academically based historians and their colleagues at historic sites, historical societies, museums, government offices, foundations, and businesses.   Come discuss the state of the field, and The Power of Possibility.

Featured speakers for Louisville are…

  • Sam Wineburg, Stanford University, author of Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (2001)
  • Carol Kammen, author of Zen and the Art of Local History and co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Local History.
  • Kentucky treasure, Wendell Berry, author, naturalist, and farmer, with State Historian of Kentucky, James C. Klotter

Join AASLH for more than 60 sessions, 12 tours, 9 workshops, the National Council on Public History Poster Session, affinity group meetings, pop-up round tables, an exhibit hall, and other engaging events. For more information and to browse the preliminary program, visit theAASLH website.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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