Webinar: New Member Orientation

Are you a new AASLH member? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to all AASLH members.

As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your AASLH membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the AASLH community and find out how we can support your practice of history. There will be plenty of time for any questions about AASLH or our services.

This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar, slides, and notes will be sent to all registrants after the event. This webinar is offered monthly, so you can also join a future webinar if you want to learn more.

Know someone who is interested in becoming a member or getting more involved in AASLH? Invite them to register!

Details:

Date: April 10, 2019

Time: 3:00 – 4:15 pm Eastern (Please adjust for your timezone!)

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact flammia@aaslh.org for more information.
REGISTER HERE

About the Instructor:

Darah Fogarty is the Marketing Coordinator at AASLH, where she is responsible for all large-scale communications and manages AASLH’s online presence, social media, and Career Center, all with the goal of improving the AASLH member experience. Darah is a native of Montana and a recent transplant to Nashville, TN. She holds a BA in Communications, with an emphasis in Organzational Communication, as well as an MBA from the University of Montana.


Webinar: New Member Orientation

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your AASLH membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the AASLH community and find out how we can support your practice of history. There will be plenty of time for any questions about AASLH or our services.

This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar, slides, and notes will be sent to all registrants after the event. This webinar is offered monthly, so you can also join a future webinar if you want to learn more.

Know someone who is interested in becoming a member or getting more involved in AASLH? Invite them to register!

Details:

Date: February 13, 2019

Time: 3:00 – 4:15 pm Eastern (Please adjust for your timezone!)

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact flammia@aaslh.org for more information.
REGISTER HERE
 

About the Instructor:

Darah Fogarty is the Marketing Coordinator at AASLH, where she is responsible for all large-scale communications and manages AASLH’s online presence, social media, and Career Center, all with the goal of improving the AASLH member experience. Darah is a native of Montana and a recent transplant to Nashville, TN. She holds a BA in Communications, with an emphasis in Organzational Communication, as well as an MBA from the University of Montana.


New Member Orientation

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details)

Details:

Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 3pm EST

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

Register

Full Description of the Webinar:

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the AASLH community and find out how we can support your practice of history. There will be plenty of time for any questions about AASLH or our services.

This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar, slides, and notes will be sent to all registrants after the event. This webinar is offered monthly, so you can also join a future webinar if you want to learn more.

Know someone who is interested in becoming a member or getting more involved in AASLH? Invite them to register!

Register

About the Instructor:

web-headshot-9-200-wideHannah Hethmon is the Membership Marketing Coordinator at AASLH. Before entering the public history/ museum field, she spent eight years doing marketing in the for-profit sector. In addition to a degree in English literature, she holds a master’s in medieval Icelandic history, philology, and manuscripts. She's a DC area native and a bonafied history nerd.

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New Member Orientation

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details)

Details:

Date: April 13, 2017

Time: 3pm EST

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

Register

Full Description of the Webinar:

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the AASLH community and find out how we can support your practice of history. There will be plenty of time for any questions about AASLH or our services.

This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar, slides, and notes will be sent to all registrants after the event. This webinar is offered monthly, so you can also join a future webinar if you want to learn more.

Know someone who is interested in becoming a member or getting more involved in AASLH? Invite them to register!

Register

About the Instructor:

web-headshot-9-200-wideHannah Hethmon is the Membership Marketing Coordinator at AASLH. Before entering the public history/ museum field, she spent eight years doing marketing in the for-profit sector. In addition to a degree in English literature, she holds a master’s in medieval Icelandic history, philology, and manuscripts. She's a DC area native and a bonafied history nerd.

Register

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington Welcomes New Curator from Germany

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington (AASLH Member since 1990) is pleased to introduce our new curator, Christiane Bauer.

Christiane’s most recent work experience was at the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Germany where she worked as a provenance researcher. Prior to that, she worked at the Jewish Museum Berlin for seven years in a variety of curatorial and exhibition-related positions. She is fluent in German and English and has basic knowledge of both Hebrew and Yiddish.

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Christiane Bauer

Christiane holds a BA and MA in German History and Jewish Studies from the Free University of Berlin and is currently enrolled in a PhD program in American history at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and University of Kassel, Germany. Her dissertation project focuses on post-war German American identity; for her research, she spent 10 months traveling throughout the U.S. and conducted more than 60 oral history interviews.

Christiane recently moved to Washington, D.C. from Germany and is very excited and honored to join our team.

Learn more about Christiane from her Q&A interview.


Initial AASLH 2015 Member Survey Results (Data)

Back in November, nearly 900 of our individual and institutional members completed the 2015 Membership Survey. Thank you! This is the sixth time since 2001 that AASLH has conducted the survey. Over the summer, we will be using the information gleaned from our members to plan for AASLH’s future.

The survey was conducted by Debb Wilcox, the consultant who manages our Visitors Count data. Please note that this is not a scientific survey with random representative sampling. Nevertheless, the volume of responses and comparative questions we have used this time and in the previous survey efforts will give staff and Council a good sense of how members think the organization is performing. As a taste of what’s to come, here are some very preliminary demographic results.

 

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Meet a Member: Jackie Peterson

We are excited to launch a new biweekly blog series called “Meet a Member.” AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for the field of history, and we want to show them off. We will feature one organization and one individual each month. 

 

Jackie Peterson: Member of AASLH since October 2015

 

Alma maters: Georgetown University (BA in English and History); completed graduate coursework in Museum Studies at NYU

Fields of interest: Public History, Cultural Studies, Community Engagement

 

Jackie_PetersonWhat is your role in the field of history?

I’m an independent consultant who works with museums, cultural institutions, and historic sites to develop exhibitions and interpretation. Officially I am the owner of Jackie Peterson | Exhibit Services, but I like to think of myself more as a co-conspirator in creating excellent and memorable museum experiences!

 

How did you become involved in museum work?

I had been working in the nonprofit world for several years out of college and knew that fundraising/development/administration was not going to be a long-term career path for me. I have been a lover and maker in the fine arts for as long as I could remember and knew that I needed to be in a creative field in the long run. I started Google searching creative careers one day and stumbled upon advanced degree programs in Museum Studies, which led me to research what kinds of work could be done in/for museums. I ultimately enrolled in a degree program, and though I did not end up completing it, I made invaluable connections and discovered how much I love working in exhibit design, where I am now.

 

Why did you join AASLH?

As I have started my own business and ventured out into working on projects that are of significance to me and to the communities they serve, I wanted to connect to more like-minded people and to learn about potential resources out there that may benefit my practice in the museum world.

 

Why does history matter to you?

As a person of color, history has always mattered to me. Much of what I have gravitated toward academically and in life are the stories you don’t know, the ones that you will never read about in textbooks or learn about in your average history survey course. But I’ve come to learn that these stories are the ones that tell us the most any historical time period or event. They shed light on so many human insights that you might never understand by just reading a standard textbook. And so we are at a point in time in our nation where history can be of incredible service to us ; we have so many lessons written in diaries, personal papers, photographs, and letters that can show how to create a better society. And it is not just that which was written by leaders or founding fathers or business giants- it is the everyday person who lived and worked and dreamed and feared and overcame. So we as a society would be hugely remiss if we were not to include the history (and the truthful history– no matter how difficult or painful or shameful to talk about) of EVERYONE who lived or experienced it because there is so much there to learn from that is applicable to our world today.

 

What is the most interesting or challenging change you’ve seen in the field (or that you see coming)?

I think there are several challenges in our field that will be interesting to watch unfold over the next 5 years or so. The first is how we really and truly make a commitment to diversifying our field from a staff/administrative perspective. And the second is how we present “the truth”: whose stories get priority, how can we be more inclusive in our retelling of history, how do we create experiences of historical times, places and people that attract and serve a truly diverse audience, etc.

 

If you didn’t have your present career, what would you be doing?

Traveling. I would not have a permanent home, and I would go anywhere I could get a cheap ticket and a cheap place to stay as much as possible. Traveling as a young person is probably what (subconsciously) inspired me the most to work in the museum field, and now I can’t get enough. The more I learn about a place I visit and its people and its history, the more I want to know about other places and people and history. It’s a vicious cycle really.

 

Closing thoughts?

I am pleased and excited to join this community of scholars, history buffs, museum workers, and cultural enthusiasts! We have so much work to do, but we can accomplish so much more together.

 

These answers were edited for length and clarity. Want to be featured? Email Hannah Hethmon to learn more. Click here to read about more featured members. Click here to learn more about Individual AASLH Memberships.