New Co-opted Board Member

Dr. Emlyn Koster of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Natural Sciences has been unanimously co-opted to the Board of ICOM NATHIST for the partial term to the the Annual General Meeting in 2019 (Kyoto). With a BSc from the University of Sheffield in England and a PhD from the University of Ottawa in Canada,…

New Anthropocene Working Group Proposed

At the 2017 conference, we will advance the idea of setting up an Anthropocene Working Group within ICOM NATHIST. The proposed group will be chaired by Dr. Emlyn Koster, Director of the North Caroline Museum of Natural Sciences (USA). Prospective members include Dr. Osamu Kamei (Japan) and Dr. Nicolas Kramar (Switzerland).   All conference-goers are…

2017 Call for Papers Extended

Want to present a paper at ICOM NATHIST 2017, but haven’t submitted an abstract? You’re in luck – the deadline to submit an abstract as been extended to May 31, 2017. Join museum professionals to explore manifestations of the Anthropocene in nature, art, and the humanities through keynote presentations, concurrent breakouts, and workshop sessions at…

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…