History Crash Course: Immigration in a Changing America

Immigration has always been a major driver of both change and debate in U.S. history. This webinar - organized by the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota and led by historian, author, and IHRC Director Erika Lee, IHRC Program Coordinator Saengmany Ratsabout, and Immigrant Stories Project Manager Dr. Elizabeth Venditto - will introduce key themes in immigration history and the main issues that historians are considering in today’s highly-charged climate. In particular, we will use the IHRC's #ImmigrationSyllabus which provides historical context to current debates over immigration reform, integration, and citizenship as our guide. Participants will also learn about the IHRC’s Immigrant Stories project to engage with diverse local communities. A digital storytelling and archiving project, Immigrant Stories helps immigrants and refugees create digital stories: brief videos with images, text, and audio about a personal experience and is a successful community engagement tool. The rich collection can also be used for teaching, learning, and exhibits.

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Date: August 2, 2017

Time: 3pm Eastern/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic

Cost: Free to All

Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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About the Immigration History Research Center

Founded in 1965, the University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Center is the oldest and best-known research center devoted to understanding immigrant and refugee life in North America in both the past and present. Along with its partner, the IHRC Archives (University Libraries), it is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary research center and archives devoted to preserving and understanding immigrant and refugee life in North America. We promote interdisciplinary research on migration, race, and ethnicity in the United States and the world through monthly seminars and research grants. We connect US immigration history research to contemporary immigrant and refugee communities through our Immigrant Stories project. We advance public dialogue about immigration with timely programs that draw audiences from around the corner and around the world. We support teaching and learning at all levels, and develop archives documenting immigrant and refugee experiences for future generations.

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About the Speakers:

Erika Lee is an award-winning American historian, Director of the Immigration History Research Center, and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota. Her scholarly specialties include migration, race and ethnicity; Asian Americans; transnational U.S. history; and immigration law and public policy. She is the author of three award-winning books, including At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America, and The Making of Asian America: A History.

 

 

 

Saengmany Ratsabout is Program Coordinator at the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. He holds an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies and a Master of Liberal Studies. Saengmany has over 16 years of experience working with immigrant and refugee communities.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Venditto is the Immigrant Stories Project Manager at the Immigration History Research Center. She holds a PhD in migration history from the University of Minnesota.

 

 

 

The History Crash Course Webinar Series is produced in partnership with the Organization of American Historians. We invite you to find out more about OAH by visiting their website here.

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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)

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Date: August 1, 2017

Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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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!

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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: June 15, 2017

Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

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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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Webinar: What are the AASLH Leadership in History Awards?

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Date: January 10, 2017

Time: 3pm EST

Cost: Free for AASLH Members/Non-members

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Description:

Have you always wondered what the AASLH awards program is? Do you feel that your organization is too small to win a national award? AASLH knows that organizations across the country do amazing work in the field of state and local history and want to recognize your efforts. Join this free informational webinar to learn about the program and why you should apply, no matter what your budget size. Also get tips for how to put together an award-winning nomination. Visit our Awards page to read more about AASLH Leadership in History awards and see profiles on previous award winning organizations.

Presented by Bethany Hawkins, AASLH Chief of Operations, and Trina Nelson Thomas, AASLH Awards Committee Chair

January 10, 2017
3pm to 4pm Eastern

Preregistration Required

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AASLH Annual Meeting Session Recordings Now Available on iTunes and Soundcloud

Did you know that session and speaker recordings from past Annual Meetings back to 2007 are available on both iTunes and Soundcloud? Check out presentations from history professionals on how to engage audiences, interpret controversial history and artifacts, and many other relevant topics, all in a convenient podcast format perfect for your commute or morning jog!

Here are just a few of the interesting and helpful recordings you can access:

2015 "New Strategies for Inclusive Commemoration"
Commemorations are a significant feature of public programming, but can become mired in tradition, politics, and memory. Together we explore new strategies for inclusive, innovative programs through case studies of 250-, 150-, and 50-year commemorations and discuss how to commemorate what's happening today.

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2015 "Visitors Talk Back: What Audiences Tell Museums"
History museums increasingly embrace the possibilities of incorporating visitor feedback and user-generation information into exhibition presentations as a part of the interpretation. Museums that are using talk-back cards and dialogue in exhibits also make a commitment to systematically preserve and analyze the responses to better understand visitor experiences.

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2014 "To Use or Not to Use, or Keep? Ethical Issues in Collections"
This session looks beyond traditional policies on using artifacts in historic sites, looks specifically at deaccessioning, and argues for more flexibility with collections. Includes discussion of ethical problems in three real-life case studies.

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2013 "Escaping 'Great Man' History on a Budget: DIY Gallery Renovations"
How can you update decades-old interpretation to create a more inclusive and engaging narrative in a gallery where American Indians are discussed only as anonymous creators of archaeological objects, and African American and women’s stories are physically segregated? This session offers opportunities for discussion from curatorial, design, and museum-education perspectives.

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Webinar: Historic House Call: Keeping History Relevant

The History Relevance Campaign is a diverse group of history professionals posing questions about what makes the past relevant today. The Campaign serves as a catalyst for discovering, demonstrating, and promulgating the value of history for individuals, communities, and the nation.

We believe that history can have more impact when it connects the people, events, places, stories, and ideas of the past with people, events, places, stories, and ideas that are important and meaningful to communities, people, and audiences today.

Join Tim Grove of the National Air and Space Museum and Max van Balgooy of Engaging Places, LLC, as they discuss this important movement, how it impacts historic house museums, and how you can get involved.

This event is free, but preregistration is required.

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What Are the AASLH Leadership in History Awards and Why Should I Apply?

Have you always wondered what the AASLH awards program is? Do you feel that your organization is too small to win a national award? Join this free informational webinar to learn about the program and why you should apply, no matter what your budget size. Also get tips for how to put together an award-winning nomination.
January 11, 2016 at 3-4 pm Eastern, 2-3 pm Central.
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