HistoryIT, in order to support innovative digital thinking in history organizations, will provide one scholarship to support an organization wishing to send a representative to the AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting in 2016. The scholarship will be given to the organization that best articulates why they wish to attend the Annual Meeting and what they most look forward to learning there, specifically concerning digital innovation and digital collections. Organizations do not need to already have implemented digital strategies. Those planning to grow their digital presence are encouraged to apply as well.
Applications must include:
- Complete contact information for the organization and the representative who will be using the scholarship
- Two to three paragraphs about the organization and the representative they want to send to attend AASLH Annual Meeting
- A one to two paragraph description of what the organization most wants their representative to learn from or experience at the annual meeting, especially how what they learn will impact the organization’s digital strategy.
Applications will be evaluated by AASLH staff according to the criteria listed above. Applications should be sent to Hannah Hethmon at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2016. The scholarship will cover the cost of registration as well as provide some travel funds.
This scholarship was funded by HistoryIT. HistoryIT is a technology and services company that provides clients with a brand new approach to making historical collections more useful, meaningful and accessible. A national company with headquarters in Portland, Maine, HistoryIT is owned and managed by professional historians, archivists, technologists and digital innovators. HistoryIT brings industry-leading expertise to preserve historical collections of all types and sizes and to make them searchable in meaningful ways. Working with cultural institutions, universities, corporations, professional associations, sports teams, and others, HistoryIT leverages cutting- edge technologies, proprietary methodologies, and the subject matter expertise and commitment of its team to create appealing, effective digital portals for historical resources.