Category: 49 History

Mon, February 05, 2024

Job Openings in History

Valdez Museum - Executive Director An experienced Executive Director to work with Museum staff and Board to make measurable changes in community conditions and enhance the lives of its citizens. Learn more and apply.Cordova Museum - Museum Assistant Oversees Museum Store, Front Desk and Guest Services operations, while also assisting the director, curator, and cultural leader with research, exhibit installations, tours, and collection care when needed. Learn more and apply. Museum of the North - Director of Visitor Services Responsible... (Read More)
Thu, October 12, 2023

Alaska Historical Society Recognizes Alaskans for Historic Accomplishment

Ian Hartman and David Reamer Honored as Historians of the Year Two prominent Anchorage historians who wrote the ground-breaking book, Black Lives in Alaska: A History of African Americans in the Far Northwest, were named historians of the year by the Alaska Historical Society over the weekend at its annual conference on the Kenai Peninsula. University of Alaska Anchorage history professor Ian C. Hartman and public historian and Anchorage Daily News columnist David Reamer were awarded the James H. Ducker... (Read More)
Fri, February 17, 2023

Alaska History Day is Coming up in April

Alaska History Day is coming up in April – please consider volunteering a few hours of your time as a judge! What is Alaska History Day? It is the Alaska statewide contest for National History Day. NHD is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. By participating in NHD, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history. When is it? Judging... (Read More)
Thu, August 25, 2022

Comprehensive Guide to Landmark Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

The first-ever comprehensive guide to historical sources about the landmark Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) has been completed by the Alaska Historical Society (AHS). The three-volume, nearly 1,200-page Guide to Sources for the Study of the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act identifies the vast majority of documents in existence about the historic claims act legislation located in archives, libraries, personal collections and online from Alaska to Washington, D.C. It serves as the premier information gateway for researchers, historians... (Read More)
Mon, March 15, 2021

Eyewitness Booklet Series

Chris Allan has compiled five booklets of what he calls the “Eyewitness Series.”  They are being made available on the Alaska Historical Society’s website. Chris’s intent with the first four booklets is to showcase voices of the past: “I wanted to get away from the traditional historian’s narrative form where primary sources play a secondary or tertiary role behind the historian’s voice and analysis. I like the idea of people hearing history from the eyewitnesses. In each case, I was... (Read More)