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August 2021

“Narrating Lives:” Storytelling, (Auto) Biography and (Auto)Ethnography

August 28 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 5:00 pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research United Kingdom

"Writing Edgewood Lives: Donald Grant Mitchell and Jennie Gilbert Jerome" Life-history approach occupies the central place in conducting and producing (auto)biographical and (auto)ethnographic studies through the understanding of self, other, and culture. We construct and develop conceptions and practices by engaging with memory through narrative, in order to negotiate ambivalences and uncertainties of the world and to represent (often traumatic) experiences. The “Narrating Lives” conference will focus on reading and interpreting (auto)biographical texts and methods across the humanities, social sciences,…

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September 2021

Out of Time: R.E.M., Gen X and Public History

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This virtual gathering is an opportunity for Gen X public historians to connect and reflect on our unique place in American society. Despite the power of music exemplified by the Indie band from Athens turned pop star powerhouses that is REM, Gen X is the smallest generation in modern history, and often marginalized from conversations in the media and in politics. We have a different perspective from those who came before, and those who came after us. Born into an…

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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. 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 and artistic practices that…

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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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