JOIN the IFPH/FIHP today for 2015 !

IFPH-FIHP Poster 2014-2015 Promotion CampaignOctober 15, 2014

Dear Colleague,

We thank you for your interest in the International Federation  for Public History and, if you are already a member, we appreciate your support as well.  As you know, the Federation’s mission is to create international linkages among public historians and promote the development of a worldwide network of practitioners.   We hope it has been a means for you to strengthen your contacts to a growing number of historians and institutions dedicated, like you, to international public history activities.

Launched in 2009 as an NCPH Task Force for International Public History, the IFPH has already accomplished some important things and is preparing many new activities in the future:

* In 2010, we applied to and were accepted as an Internal Commission of the International Committee for Historical Sciences (or CISH, Comité International des Sciences Historiques)

*In April of this year we co-sponsored, thanks to the Canadian Social and Humanities Research Councileight sessions and workshops at the National Council for Public History meeting in Ottawa, helping to boost international participation in the meeting substantially. [more…]

*From August 30 through September 1 the IFPH sponsored the organization of the first Greek Public History conference in Volos.  Entitled “Use and Abuse of History:  Public History in Greece” it was organized in cooperation with the University of Macedonia thanks to the Municipality of Volos.  Some of the best papers of the Conference were edited by Porf. Giorgos Antoniou and published in English in Ricerche Storiche, an Italian academic journal as History and the public sphere in contemporary Greece.

*In January 2014, a joint session between the NCPH and the IFPH was held during the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting in Washington with a focus on “Capital Reflections: A Comparative Exploration of Public History in Ottawa and Washington”.

* Our federation joined the Monterey NCPH annual meeting in March 2014 with several participants to panel and working groups and have organized a business meeting there.

* Our new website has been inaugurated in June 2014 hosted by the international blogging platform with a new address:

*In September 10-12 2014, the IFPH sponsored the Rede Brasileira de História Pública & Laboratório de História Oral e Imagem (LABHOI),  2º Simpósio Internacional de História Pública on Perspectivas da História Pública no Brasil at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Niteroi, (Rio de Janeiro).

*In October 2014 we have our first IFPH international conference in Amsterdam: Public History in a Digital World: The Revolution Reconsidered, at the University of Amsterdam and the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD), Thursday 23 October 2014 until Saturday 25 October 2014.  We hope many of you will register and attend the conference! Full program available here.

After Ottawa in 2013, we will have our 2014 public annual meeting in Amsterdam, Saturday October 25th at 11.30 a.m.

*As a permanent Internal Commission of the CISH-ICHS, the Federation is sponsoring several important activities at the next 22nd world history congress that will take place in Jinan, China in August 2015.  These include a half-day Roundtable on “Why Public History?” as a part of the larger program, as well as our own annual meeting for 2015 which will offer two half days of sessions, and a general assembly.  The full CISH-ICHS program is available here.

We are now asking you to become member or to renew your membership for 2015.  Those who have already renewed their membership since October 1, 2014, or who renew prior to December 31, 2014, will be members in good standing through 2015.

So I hope you will join us.  Every day,  IFPH and its many volunteers are strengthening a sense of community among a broad mix of professional and inter-disciplinary backgrounds. So, our community is growing and you should become part of it.  You can claim your membership by visiting our different membership options on our web site from which you can access the payment platform that the NCPH, our sister organization, has kindly established for us.

Sincerely  yours,

Arnita Jones (IFPH-FIHP Secretary) and Serge Noiret (IFPH-FIHP Chair)

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