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October 2021

Historically Situated: History, Memory, and Place

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Fort Ticonderoga New York

In 1820, New York merchant William Ferris Pell took the remarkable step of purchasing the grounds of the former military post at Fort Ticonderoga. Pell prevented the further deterioration of the fort ruins by installing a fence, a small by powerful act that marks perhaps the first private preservation effort of an 18th-century battlefield site in American history. Throughout 2020 Fort Ticonderoga will be involved in a number of preservation efforts, the restoration of William Ferris Pell’s summer home the…

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November 2021

Public Accountability through Public Art

November 10 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 5:00 pm
SECAC Lexington, KY

Public Art Dialogue's first SECAC panel session. CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 The School of Art and Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky is pleased to be hosting the 77th annual meeting of SECAC in Lexington, KY, from November 10–13, 2021. As its theme, the conference will engage in conversations centered around the social responsibilities of artists, designers, and academics in higher education. We hope the conference addresses at many levels the struggle against racism. We want to promote scholarship…

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February 2022

Historical Fictions Research Network Conference

February 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - February 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Theme: Communities How communities construct their own pasts; how communities challenge the narratives that have been foisted upon them or are used to oppress and discriminate; how communities challenge their own consensual understandings of their past. The theme of the 7th annual conference of the Historical Fictions Research Network is “Communities” and spans a wide array of topics across the disciplines of Archaeology, Architecture, Literature, Art History, Cartography, Geography, History, Memory Studies, Musicology, Reception Studies, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies,…

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June 2022

Chicago Summer School

June 13, 2022 @ 8:00 am - June 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Victorian Society in America Chicago,

The Chicago Summer School focuses on the American roots of Modernism. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, progressive architects and patrons moved the city to the forefront of technological and aesthetic experimentation. Through expert lectures and tours, course directors Tina Strauss ad John Waters lead a survey of 19th and early 20th century architecture, design, art, landscape and preservation.

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September 2022

The Place of the Urban Past before “Public History,” 1850-1960

September 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - September 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
University of Antwerp Belgium

Historians that have studied the experience of modernity have often looked to periods of industrialisation and urbanisation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many approaches and definitions of modernity co-exist, but, in general, an element of rupture – a distinctive and often conscious break with the past – has dominated. Yet ‘the past’ did not necessarily disappear with urban transformations. Both the historic environment, and civic understandings of history within that space, could be used as a way to…

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