NATHIST 2018 Call for Papers

NATHIST 2018 Annual Conference – Call for Papers Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel, November 5-8, 2018 “Natural History Museums in Time and Place” In the recent annual meetings of NATHIST we discussed the future of Natural History Museums. It is time to address the present and examine our museums in Time and Place. NATHIST 2018…

Update on the 2018 Conference

Preparations for the 2018 NATHIST conference are underway. We will shortly have to you a call for papers and details for registration, fees, accommodation and travel. CONFERENCE THEME Natural History Museums in Time and Place Within this broad theme, the Host Committee will be considering papers dealing with: Museum collections New research, New technology and…

Initial Report: NATHIST Working Group on the Anthropocene

At our annual conference last October, our newest board member, Emlyn Koster took the lead on forming the NATHIST working group on the Anthropocene. The group had its first meeting on October 25, 2018, during the conference. It was agreed in that forum to formalize the working group and begin setting up a work program….

Save the Date: ICOM NATHIST 2018

The major natural history collections of the Land of Israel are housed at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv universities. These collections document the natural heritage legacy of our region during the past hundred years, the fossil record in the Levant, and the development of humankind and its environment in the Middle East. In November 2018, ICOM…

2017 Conference Report

By every measure, the 2017 NATHIST conference was a great success. About 250 delegates gathered at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh from the 25th-29th of October, representing about 30 countries and ranging from university students, through curators, to directors of some of the world’s most important institutions. The theme of the conference was…

2017 AGM working papers & proxies on the web

Papers and proxy forms for the 2017 Annual Business Meeting are now available online, on the working papers page. Feel free to download them and we will also have hard copies for meeting attendees. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact us via the online form. PLEASE NOTE: Proxies for the meeting are…

Pre-conference soirée

For those getting into Pittsburgh early, we are having a pre-conference soirée, which is free with your registration. This will be a casual get-together, to make new friends and see old ones as you relax after your flight. When: Tuesday, 24 October from 7-9pm Where: in the Wildlife Halls at Carnegie Museum of Natural History…

Important information on post-conference trips

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, we are consolidating our post-conference trips, focusing only on Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s active research facility Powdermill Nature Reserve and Frank Lloyd Wright’s residential masterpiece, Fallingwater. PLEASE NOTE: We will not be going to Niagara Falls These visits will be part of the same trip, on Sunday October 29….

Conference Countdown – don’t forget to register!

We’re getting ever closer to the conference, and we can tell by the extensive speaker’s list that there are still a few folks who need to register. Now’s the time when it will be really helpful for us if those who intend to come to fill out the registration form and get on our list….

Isabelle Hayeur exhibition to see while at the 2017 conference

While you’re at the conference, we invite you to see an exhibition at the University of Pittsburgh, “A Part From Nature,” photographic works by Canadian artist, Isabelle Hayeur. It is displayed in the same gallery as “Shifting Ground: Landscapes from the UAG and Local Collections”. Both of these exhibitions resonate strongly with our topic of…

2017 Conference Schedule Now Available Online

The schedule for the 2017 meeting is now available on the conference website. It’s shaping up to be even better than anticipated, with 60 spoken presentations and posters, discussion panels and a wide variety of workshops. Getting here early? Join us for an informal pre-conference reception at the museum on the evening of Tuesday June…