I am deviating from the focus on scholarly publishing to share this call from NCPH. What a great opportunity to share with public historians the intricacies of our work!
As part of American Archives Month, History@Work will be running an October series dedicated to the publicly-engaged work done by archivists in the U.S. and abroad. Do you want to share your thoughts and experiences with us about archives and public history?
Archivists are important advocates of public history, and public historians who specialize in different areas may not be familiar with archivists’ efforts to decolonize archives, assist community members interested in maintaining their own collections, and other areas of critical practice. As such, this series will focus on archival practice, archival labor, and archives as public history. We see this series as an opportunity to share information and forge connections among and between archivists and other practicing public historians.