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, 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 2013, six working groups are being assembled:
1. The Challenge of Interpreting Climate Change at Historic Sites with a Conflicted Audience
2. Exhibiting Local Enterprise: Developing Online Exhibits
3. Teaching Public History
4. Public Historians and the Local Food Movement
5. Teaching Digital History and New Media
6. Best Practices for Establishing a Public History Program
To join a working group, please submit a one-paragraph email message describing the issues you wish to raise with your peers, together with a one-page resume, c.v., or biographical statement by October 23. We welcome submissions from individuals across a range of professions and career stages. Please see the specific working group descriptions below. Individuals who are selected will be listed as working group discussants in the conference Program and will participate in the working group session at the annual meeting.
For more information about these groups, see http://ncph.org/cms/wp-
Note that the due date has been extended to October 23rd.