Doing History in Polarized Times
February 8 – 9, 2024
$60 AASLH Members / $75 Nonmembers
Registration is now open for AASLH’s next virtual summit. Political and cultural divisions in America today pose great challenges to the history field. While research shows that there is actually broad public support for a full and honest portrayal of American history, there are also basic disagreements that persist. How can our field navigate disputes about the past, build on areas of consensus, and make the most of the transformative potential of the coming U.S. 250th anniversary?
This virtual summit, held over the course of two half-days, will explore recent research, emerging strategies, and case studies to help history practitioners work more effectively in today’s fractious discourse. We will also consider the needs of history doers working in this difficult environment and our field’s role in identifying common ground and connecting past and present.