Conference Website and Call for Papers

Carnegie Museum of Natural History has created a dedicated website for the 2017 conference. On the site, you will find: A call for papers with submission form Conference registration and prices Speaker information Details of special sessions, workshops and events Information about Pittsburgh’s sights and attractions Trips and tours Membership and sponsorship resources Please use…

2017 Conference Update

Preparations for the 2017 conference are coming along well. Our intention is to present with you with a few technical firsts for ICOM NATHIST, including a conference micro-site (which will link from our conference page), online registration and updates, booking forms for special events, a live calendar, and, of course, abstract submissions. We’re still working…

AAM: Getty International Program

AAM: Getty International Program The AAM-Getty International Program is a professional growth opportunity that provides financial support to non-U.S. museum professionals to attend the AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. The Review Committee reads applications and selects the most qualified applicants from a talented and diverse pool of museum colleagues.  Selected participants receive: Complimentary conference registration…

Two positions at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is advertising two full time academic positions: ASSISTANT CURATOR OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES Responsibilities include original scientific research involving the biology of amphibians and reptiles in such areas as systematics, evolutionary biology, ecology, conservation biology, especially but not limited to work involving consequences of anthropogenic change. 1311-ft-assistant-curator-of-amphibians-and-reptiles POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW, INTERIM CURATOR,…

Call for Workshop and Session Topics, ICOM NATHIST 2017

ICOM NATHIST conferences frequently include workshops on special topics and sessions of spoken papers. These have been very successful in providing the opportunity for special interest groups to spend time on a particular topic. One such special session resulted in our upcoming book The Future of Natural History Museums and every year the Wildlife Trafficking…

ICOM NATHIST Archives Project, Phase 2

Earlier this year, ICOM NATHIST completed phase one of its archives project, to upload onto our site all the past newsletters since the first issue, in 1978. Special thanks to past President, Dr. Gerhard Winter, for driving this project through to completion. These can be downloaded from our Archive page. Due to a number of…

Season’s Greetings

As another year draws to a close, it’s typical for us to reflect on where we’ve come and were we’re going. What we can predict for 2017, perhaps more than many past years, is relatively uncertain. Even a few highlights from a list of current environmental issues is enough to give most of us pause….

ICOM NATHIST releases official conference planning manual

Dec 6- 2016. ICOM NATHIST has just released its first conference planning manual, an aid to those planning an annual ICOM NATHIST conference or who are contemplating doing so. The manual is the amalgamation of lessons from many past conferences, authored jointly by past conference hosts and ICOM NATHIST Board Members. Read more and download…

ICOM NATHIST releases white paper on natural history museums and wildlife trafficking

  Recognizing the grave need to curb trafficking of wildlife globally, and natural history museums’ largely untapped ability to contribute to this issue, ICOM NATHIST has collaborated with like-minded institutions to create a framework to facilitate involvement by workers in the field. Launched on October 6, 2016 by the ICOM NATHIST Wildlife Trafficking Working Group,…

Interested in Participating?

ICOM NATHIST published three websites: Its main one (this one); its Ethics Working Group site and that of its Wildlife Trafficking Working Group. We publish news from the society and the industry at large. Roughly once a month, we release out highlights of all three sites to about a thousand subscribers through an e-News and…

Update: ICOM NATHIST Archive Project

It is with a mixture of pride and relief that we announce that ICOM NATHIST has finished its long-awaited archive project, an initiative to get all the past publications of the Committee onto the web. They now appear on our Archive Page. Our past President, Dr. Gerhard Winter, was instrumental in making these files available…