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Re-opening of the call for nomination for the post of IFPH Treasurer (2017-2020)

The call for nomination is re-open for the position of Treasurer in the International Federation for Public History’s steering committee. The position is for a 4-year term (renewable once) starting in January 2017 (1/1/2017 – 31/12/2020). Self-nomination and nomination of individuals by a third party are welcome! Candidates and Voters should be regular 2017 IFPH-FIHP members….

The Canadian Historical Association Speaks Out about Poland’s New History Law, a comment by David Dean

On December 6, 2016 the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) wrote an open letter to the Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo urging the Polish government to reconsider the passage of legislation that would punish anyone who refers to “Polish death camps” or “Polish concentration camps.”[1] The proposed legislation is designed to protect “the good name” of Poland.[2] The CHA fears that the new law will encourage attacks on academic freedom and stifle research and debate….

CFP for the 4th Annual Conference of the International Federation for Public History, Ravenna, Italy, 5-9 June 2017 – New Deadline December 15, 2016

From 5th to 9th June 2016, the fourth international annual conference of the International Federation on Public History (IFPH) will be held at the University of Bologna, Cultural Heritage Department (Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali) located on the Campus of the city of Ravenna.

“L’histoire fait-elle vendre ?” Conference organised by the Master in “Histoire Publique”, Paris-Est Créteil, November 18-19, 2016

L’histoire publique, la Public History, a à voir avec des pratiques de l’histoire qui dépassent les cercles académiques. Si ces pratiques répondent à une demande forte des publics pour des récits historiques accessibles, compréhensibles, attrayants voire ludiques, elles se traduisent également en consommation de biens culturels (cinéma, télévision, musées, jeux, radio, livres…) s’appuyant sur l’histoire.

The University of Cologne’s second year of the Master’s degree program in history with focus on public history

In October 2015 (“Winter Semester 2015/16”), the University of Cologne started a new Master’s degree program in history with focus on public history. The new program takes account of the media’s growing interest in history and the society’s increasing interest in museums, memorial sites and other spaces of historical commemoration or education.

Four Candidates for the IFPH Steering Committee 2016 Elections

The IFPH received four applications to fill the opening positions in its steering committee (See call for application).

You can read the candidates’ profile and statement of interest for the IFPH and international public history below. Registered members of the IFPH will receive an email Thursday November 3 asking for their vote and will be able to vote until Thursday November 10, 2016.

Call for IFPH Steering Committee Nominations: Treasurer and two (2) at-large Delegates

The call for nominations is now open for three positions in the International Federation for Public History’s steering committee. The 3 positions are for a 4-year term (renewable once) starting on January 1, 2017 (1/1/2017 – 31/12/2020). Self-nomination and nominations of individuals by a third party are welcome!