Join APHNYS for its first virtual conference and annual meeting on September 21-22, 2020. We had to cancel our in-person conference due to COVID-19, but that won't stop us from getting together online to learn from each other and conduct the business of the organization. All sessions will be held using Zoom video teleconferencing technology. The event is free for all APHNYS members, officially appointed government historians, and anyone interested in learning about the work we do, but pre-registration is required. Click here to register.
APHNYS Vice President Matt Urtz and the 2020 Program Committee has worked hard to pull together a wonderful line of presentations, including plenary session on the Inclusive Historians Handbook. The handbook, co-produced by the Association for State and Local History and the National Council for Public History and co-edited by former New York State Historian Robert Weible, is a dynamic reference source that supports inclusive and equity-focused historical work in public settings by sharing a knowledge base that invites more people to engage in history projects.
Other conference sessions focus on topics such as documenting COVID-19, tools for sharing history in a virtual environment, historic markers, and resources available from the New York State Archives. We will also offer training for new historians and a session on applying to become an APHNYS Registered Historian. Look for a complete program soon!