Request for Qualifications: Consulting Historian for Mapping Racism Project
Submittal Deadline: EXTENDED to Friday, February 28, 2020 – 5PM
The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (HCDC) is seeking the services of a qualified consulting historian to prepare a research report which will contextualize the deed research we have been conducting. These searches identify properties within the City of Hyattsville with racially restrictive deed covenants. The selected historian will also provide additional historical context and analysis to accompany the interactive mapping component of the project and its database, which will be prepared by HCDC.
All Qualifications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 21, 2020. They should be prepared simply and economically, providing a straightforward, concise description of the consultant’s qualifications and capabilities to satisfy the requirements of this RFQ.
Applicants shall be appropriately qualified in conformance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in History (36 CFR Part 61).
The minimum qualifications in history include a graduate degree in history, historic preservation, or a closely related field; or a bachelor’s degree in history, historic preservation, or closely related field plus one of the following:
- At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
- Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of history.