GLC Seeks Information on Interpretive Projects for Upcoming Public History Institute
Contributed By: Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
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The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, along with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, is pleased to announce the 2013-14 Yale Public History Institute, a summer seminar and year-long project development program, which brings together graduate students, historians, and the staff of public history institutions-museums, historic sites,libraries-to explore and create ways to interpret African American history and culture for the broader public. The Institute offers an opportunity for participants to network with one another, to share professional experiences, to deepen historical knowledge, and to develop innovative and effective interpretive projects.
The 2013 seminar will be held at Yale University from July 21 to 27 and will feature daily sessions on historical content and interpretive issues led by Yale faculty members and pre-eminent public historians. As part of the seminar's activities, teams of participants will also spend time developing an interpretive project for each invited institution. In the year following the seminar, under the direction of the Institute organizers, teams will continue to collaborate on these projects.
In February-March 2013, Institute organizers will be inviting groups of three staff members from five public history institutions around the U.S. to participate in the 2013-14 program. As we consider which institutions to invite, please let us know about your organization and the interpretive project you plan to undertake in the coming year. In no more than two pages, please briefly describe your institution and the anticipated project, including a general timeline, key staff involved, possible obstacles for project development, and potential opportunities for involvement of the project's graduate students and other public history institutions.
Please send your project descriptions to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 31, 2012. Be sure to include your contact information including name, position, organization, address, email, and phone number. Institute organizers will use this information to develop a list of institutional invitees and may contact you with further questions.
Please also visit the 2012 Institute website at www.yale.edu/glc/phi for a general description of last year's program and participating faculty. Specific information for the 2013 Institute will be posted soon.
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of
Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
PO Box 208206
New Haven, CT 06520-8206
Phone: 203-432-3339 ~ Fax: 203-432-6943
Posted: December 13, 2012
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