Call for Proposals

Call for Working Group Discussants: 2018 NCPH Annual Meeting Las Vegas, Nevada April 18-21, 2018

Working groups, involving facilitators and up to twelve discussants, allow conferees to explore in depth a subject of shared concern before and during the annual meeting. In these seminar-like conversations, participants have a chance to discuss questions raised by specific programs, problems, or initiatives in their own public history practice with peers grappling with similar issues. Working groups articulate a purpose they are working toward or a problem they are actively trying to solve and aim to create an end product(s), such as a report, article, website, or exhibition. For 2018, eight working groups are assembling:

  1. Insider/Outsider: Racial Bias and Positionality in Interpretation
  2. Disrupting Institutional Power: Imagining a Regional Model for Public History Education
  3. La Frontera: Public History on the Borderlands
  4. Negotiating Power Lines: Economic Justice and the Ethics of Public History
  5. Agriculture and Public History
  6. Crossing the Line: Facilitating Digital Access to Primary Sources
  7. Millennials as Change-Makers: The Power Lines between Generations in Public History Institutions
  8. The Public History of Labor

For more information or to join a working group, see the NHCP 2018 Working Group Call for Discussants Flier