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WaMA Conference stipends
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Deadline: 5/1/2017

The 2017 Washington Museum Association Conference will be held June 21—23 in Moses Lake. 4Culture offers stipends of $250 each to King County heritage museum staff, volunteers, and board members to attend the annual statewide conference. The 2017 WaMA Conference “Oasis” features Museum Hack, a band of renegade museum tour guides, an opening reception, pre-conference workshops, awards program, annual banquet, and stimulating breakout sessions.

To be eligible for a 4Culture stipend, a prospective recipient must reside in King County, and be a staff member, volunteer, or board member of a heritage organization in King County. 4Culture stipends may be used for conference registration, and to defray travel and lodging costs. To receive the stipend, qualifying individuals must attend the conference and be prepared to write a short summary of their experiences.

An individual requesting a stipend must submit a letter of interest detailing his or her status with a King County heritage museum, his or her reasons for attending the WaMA conference, and his or her reasons for desiring a stipend. Letters of interest should contain the individual’s contact information, including daytime phone number, mailing and e-mail addresses; and be sent as an email attachment to Brian Carter,

The application deadline is May 1, 2017, and notifications will be sent out to applicants by May 15, 2017. Stipend checks will be presented to recipients during the WaMA Annual Awards program, Thursday, June 22, 2017.


Call for papers – The Crisis in Black Education
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Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Early Bird submission deadline: 4/15/2017

In conjunction with its 102nd Annual Meeting and Conference in Cincinnati, which will focus on the crucial role of education in the history of African Americans, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History seeks proposals for individual papers and organized panels.

The Conference will be held at the Hilton Cincinnati – Netherland Plaza Hotel, and will run from September 27 – October 1, 2017.

ASALH founder Carter G. Woodson once wrote that “if you teach the Negro that he has accomplished as much good as any other race he will aspire to equality and justice without regard to race.” Woodson understood the implications associated with the denial of access to knowledge, and he called attention to the crisis that resulted from persistently imposed racial barriers to equal education. The crisis in black education first began in the days of slavery when it was unlawful for slaves to learn to read and write. In pre-Civil War northern cities, free blacks were forced as children to walk long distances past white schools on their way to the one school relegated solely to them. Whether by laws, policies, or practices, racially separated schools remained the norm in America from the late nineteenth century well into our own time.

Throughout the last quarter of the twentieth century and continuing today, the crisis in black education has grown significantly in urban neighborhoods where public schools lack resources, endure overcrowding, exhibit a racial achievement gap, and confront policies that fail to deliver substantive opportunities. The touted benefits of education remain elusive to many blacks of all ages. Some poorly performing schools serve as pipelines to prison for youths.

Yet, African American history is rich in centuries-old efforts of resistance to this crisis: the slaves’ surreptitious endeavors to learn; the rise of black colleges and universities after the Civil War; unrelenting battles in the courts; the black history movement; the freedom schools of the 1960s; and local community-based academic and mentorship programs that inspire a love of learning and thirst for achievement. Addressing the crisis in black education should be considered one of the most important goals in America’s past, present, and future.

Deadlines for submission of proposals are as follows:

Early Bird submission deadline for individual papers and organized panels is April 15th. After this date, all individual and panel submissions will be accepted until the deadline of April 30th. All proposals must be submitted electronically to ASALH through the All Academic online system. For complete panels submitted by April 15th, day and time preferences will be given on the basis of first come, first served.

Please refer to the ASALH website for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for submission requirements for the various kinds of sessions.

Audio/Visual: Only panel proposal submitters will receive complimentary audio/visual equipment on a first-come, first-served basis.

For proposals for the Film Festival and for the Film Media Sessions, please refer to the ASALH website for further information and submission requirements.


Symposium: Water Repellents and Historic Masonry
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Association for Preservation Technology Northwest
Date: 4/29/2017

The use of water repellents on historic masonry is a divisive topic. Knowledgeable professionals who generally abide by the same preservation principals often confront a difference of opinion on the use of water repellent systems on historic buildings. One school of thought encourages the use of water repellents as a means to improve material performance, building cleanliness and to protect the envelope from moisture intrusion. Another school of thought posits that water repellents will alter water vapor transmission systems that have been in place for decades, introducing the potential for deleterious short- and long-term effects. The goal for this event is to engender a lively discussion of water repellent systems by dispelling misconceptions, educating participants on the science of water repellency, and sharing case studies of historic masonry buildings with and without surface-applied interventions.

Speakers include Norman Weiss, Materials Director of Scientific Research/Integrated Conservation Resources; Mark Morden/WJE; Sarah Hunter/PROSOCO; Al Morris/PROSOCO; Michael Edison/Edison Coatings, Inc.; John Lambert/Abstract Masonry Restoration; Peter Meijer/Architect; Michael Aoki-Kramer/RDH.

Symposium cost: $95/APTNW members; $120/new APTNW members; $45/students; $250/corporate sponsorship. Click here to register. Seven AIA Continuation Education credits available. The symposium will take place at the Stimson-Green Mansion Carriage House, 1204 Minor Avenue, Seattle.



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