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NCPH Announces 2013 Public History Awards
From the National Council on Public History:
NCPH has announced the recipients of its 2013 public history awards, given in recognition of outstanding achievement in a variety of public history formats. Full details about the recipients and their projects will be released in conjunction with the NCPH Annual Meeting in Ottawa. The Awards Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 20 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Excellence in Consulting Award
The NCPH Excellence in Consulting Award recognizes outstanding contribution to the field of public history through consulting or contract work by recognizing professionals whose primary engagement with public history in the past five years is through consulting.
Individual Award Winner Cathy Stanton, “Plant Yourself in My Neighborhood,” special ethnographic report for Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, National Park Service
Group Award Winner Marla Miller, Anne Mitchell Whisnant, Gary Nash, and David Thelen, Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service (Produced by the Organization of American Historians)
Jennifer A. Stevens, Stevens Historical Research Associates, Voices of Courage, Champions of Excellence: The Story of the Idaho Educational Association Since 1892
Virginia Adams, Kristen Heitert, Laura Kline, Stephen Olausen, Jenny Scofield, Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., National Historic Register Nominations
G. Wesley Johnson Award
Named in honor of the founding editor of The Public Historian, this award recognizes the most outstanding article appearing in the NCPH journal during the previous volume year.
Elizabeth Belanger, Assistant Professor of History, Director, American Studies Program; Stonehill College, “Public History and Liberal Learning: Making the Case for the Undergraduate Practicum Experience,” The Public Historian Vol 34, No 4.
Andrew Haley, Associate Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi, “The Nation before Taste: The Challenges of American Culinary History,” The Public Historian Vol. 34, No 2.
Julia Brock, Jennifer Dickey and Catherine Lewis, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, and Samir El Azhar, Université Hassan II Mohammedia, Ben M’sik, “Exploring Identities: Public History in a Cross- Cultural Context,” The Public Historian Vol. 34, No 4.
NCPH Book Award
Denise Meringolo, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012)
Michael Scott Van Wagenen, Georgia Southern University, Remembering the Forgotten War: The Enduring Legacies of the U.S.-Mexican War (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012)
Outstanding Public History Project Award
This award is presented for work completed within the previous two calendar years that contributes to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or that serves as a model of professional public history practice. NCPH acknowledges the generous support of Stevie and Ted Wolf that makes this award possible.
Yolanda Chávez Leyva and David Romo, Department of History at the University of Texas at El Paso, “Museo Urbano at 500 S. Oregon.”
Starlyn D’Angelo, Shaker Heritage Society and Jose Kozan, Virtual Grounds, LLC, “Virtual Watervliet.”