Last week, members of Know History participated in the National Council of Public History’s Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. As patrons of the NCPH, we recognize the importance the organization has in encouraging collaboration between public historians and providing professional development opportunities. Below are highlights from this year’s annual meeting.
As a member of the NCPH’s Consultants Committee, our director Ryan Shackleton led a sold-out workshop for consultants. During the workshop Ryan shared his experience starting his own business, and offered advice on how to develop clients and write RFPs. Know History also contributed towards the Consultants Committee’s social media presence this year at the Annual Meeting, volunteering time to operate their Twitter account @NCPHConsultants.
KH Associate Stacey Devlin represented Know History at the NCPH’s poster session. During the session, Stacey spoke with attendees about our continued work with the Métis Nation of Ontario, and the innovative use of social networking analysis to represent relationships in the Historic Métis Community of Northwestern Ontario/Treaty 3 Region.
Outreach and Operations Officer Emily Keyes also attended the Annual Meeting, and was featured on a panel discussing performative models of public history. Emily presented on a collaborative project between Know History and the Cellar Door Project, examining the issues and lessons learned from the project.
Ryan, Stacey, and Emily participated in the NCPH’s Speed Networking event, which provides recent graduates and new professionals with the opportunity to speak with established public history practitioners.
Thank you to the NCPH organizers for another successful year!