Fall 2016 Courses

As soon as we have syllabi for the fall courses, I will link them here:

HIS 181 Introduction to Historic Preservation, taught by Professor Sprinkle on Wednesday nights
HIS 183 Survey of Museum Practice, taught by Professor Dluger on Thursday nights
Internship will be available in either the summer or fall.
HIS  190 Coordinated Internship.  If you are interested in this, please contact Professor Evans, cevans@nvcc.edu

Should be great courses.

National Council on Public History Opportunities

Check out the NCPH site for the upcoming Indianapolis conference.

Attention, NCPH Student Members!
Don’t miss an upcoming chance to present your work and make valuable connections!
What?  NCPH is sponsoring the poster session at the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) this fall in Detroit, MI. This is a great opportunity for students to share their work with fellow public historians and to discover the work their peers are doing, and we want to make sure that you do not miss the opportunity to participate.
Why?  The poster session format is an excellent forum for sharing visual or material evidence, engaging in one-on-one discussions about your project, and soliciting feedback about works-in-progress. It’s also a great, low-pressure way to participate in a conference for the first time. Those of you who recently attended NCPH’s annual meeting in Baltimore, MD will recognize the format which always garners a lot of positive attention from attendees.
When?  The poster session will be at the Cobo Center on Friday, September 16. Proposals are due June 1
How?  Poster session proposals must be submitted electronically in one PDF document and must include your contact information, a short abstract describing your project, a one-page C.V., and a mock-up of your proposed poster. For more details about the submission process and requirements, please carefully review the Call for Posters at http://bit.ly/22NFkJ0.

P.S. If a June deadline is too soon for you, the call for posters for NCPH’s 2017 annual meeting next April in Indianapolis, IN  will open in July, with a deadline of October 1.

Job posting: Conservation Technician

Justine Bello, Conservation Solutions
Conservation Technicians sought for seasonal employment with Conservation Solutions, Inc., a leading full-service preservation firm. Prior experience with conservation/historic preservation, fine arts, masonry restoration and/or general construction is desirable.

Applicants are primarily sought for a masonry restoration project in Washington, DC. The site is accessible by Metro, VRE, MARC, and AMTRAK trains.

Applicants should be hard-working, reliable, detail-oriented, good with tools, capable of working on fragile and delicate items, able to follow instructions, adhere to site safety protocols and maintain a positive attitude. The applicant must be a US citizen or have valid working papers, be able to pass a background check for security purposes and have a valid driver’s license. On-the-job training will be provided as needed. For the right applicant, work on other future projects is a possibility.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter with to justine@conservationsolutionsinc.com. In the subject line, please reference: “Conservation Technician.” Please also indicate your availability to start.

Summer and Fall 2016 Course Schedule

In the summer,
HIS 188 Field Survey Techniques for Archaeology, taught by Professor Clark on Tuesday-Thursday evenings in the first six-week session
In the fall
HIS 181 Introduction to Historic Preservation, taught by Professor Sprinkle on Wednesday nights
HIS 183 Survey of Museum Practice, taught by Professor Dluger on Thursday nights
Internship will be available in either the summer or fall.  Please contact Professor Evans if you are interested.

Changes to the Certificate Program

For the 2016-17 academic year, the revised Public History and Historic Preservation program requirements will be:
1st Semester
HIS      180      Historical Archaeology
HIS      181      Introduction to Historic Preservation
2nd Semester
HIS      183      Survey of Museum Practice
Elective course
3rd Semester
HIS      187      Interpreting Material Culture
HIS      190      Coordinated Internship
18 Total credits for the Historic Preservation Career Studies Certificate
The elective course to the chosen from
HIS 188 Field Survey Techniques for Archaeology
HIS 186 Collections Management
GIS 200 Geographic Information Systems
HIS 218 Introduction to Digital History
HIS 205 Local History
HIS 281 History of Virginia I
All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.