The California Council for the Promotion of History (CCPH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together history professionals and students throughout the State. With the theme "Bridging California", CCPH will be holding their 33rd annual conference on October 17-19, 2013 in Hanford, CA.
California has a rich heritage of bridges. Some are material artifacts, engineered to connect places and bring people together. They are part of the built environment in which we live, and are understood aesthetically as well as practically. Metaphorically, the functions of professional historians – museum displays, cultural resources, and archived records, to name a few – are bridges, too, for they connect us to our multiple pasts and give meaning to the present. Like those of stone and steel, these bridges must be carefully planned and managed, using the materials and financial resources available to span real obstacles, as well as possess an aesthetic unity and intellectual integrity. When we wonder, “Where is public history going?” we are asking for a strategic plan for building and sustaining such bridges to safeguard history for the future.
For more information, please visit http://ccphhistoryaction.org/conference.html
California Council for the Promotion of History
California State University, Sacramento
Department of History
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6059
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