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Controversy in Public History … Can We Move Beyond Relativism?

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian website.

Public historians took a battering 20 years ago through highly public struggles over two Smithsonian exhibits.

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Mapping Segregation in DC

This public history project is using GIS mapping software to document the historic segregation of DC’s public venues.

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Call for Local Historians and Authors of PA

The History Press is looking for local historians and writers who are interested in publishing accessible histories of the various communities throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

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Call for Proposals for NCPH/SHFG Joint Meeting

The National Council on Public History and Society for History in the Federal Government will meet jointly in Baltimore, Maryland from March 16-19, 2016.

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2015 DC Historic Preservation Awards Registration

Registration is now open to attend the 2015 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

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2015 Fredric Miller Lecture

Guests enjoying the reception that was held before the lecture.

Katherine Ott was the guest speaker for the seventeenth, and final, annual Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture on Friday, April 10.

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Female Art Museum Directors Hold the Power in D.C.

Over the past two decades, the number of women in such jobs has risen and now accounts for 45 percent of the 242-member Association of Art Museum Directors.

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