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May 2022

Revolutionary Houses, Revolutionary Narratives: Historic House Museums on the Eve of America’s 250th Anniversary

May 4 @ 8:00 am - May 6 @ 5:00 pm

Facilitators: Sara Evenson, SUNY Albany Anne Lindsay, California State University, Sacramento Laura Macaluso, Independent Scholar Hilary Miller, Golden Ball Tavern Museum and Pennsylvania State University Amy Speckart, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia In the US, the Revolutionary-Era historic house museum plays a long-standing and central role in the presentation and interpretation of early American history for the public. Successive generations of historians and heritage practitioners, from the amateur to the professional, have built a substantial and enduring…

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Art & the Black Muslim Image: Panel Conversations

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Duke University

A Zoom discussion on the essays from "Black Muslim Portraiture in the Modern Atlantic." Special issue of The Muslim World Journal. PANEL III: Joseph Cinque: Reframing and a Digital Reading 12:50pm – 1:40pm • Moderator: Nick Mumejian • Rebecca Hankins, Wendler Endowed Professor & Archivist/Librarian Texas A&M University • Laura Macaluso, Independent Scholar & Art Historian Author, Public Art in Hartford (forthcoming) • Brief Q&A

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June 2022

Chicago Summer School

June 13 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 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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July 2022

George Washington’s Mount Vernon (virtual tour)

July 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In the mid-18th century, George Washington purchased from a family member a small story-and-a-half wood frame house overlooking the Potomac River. Over the next four decades, he substantially rebuilt the house, reflecting his own evolving status from militia member to commander-in-chief of the Continental Army to the first president of the United States of America. Historian Laura A. Macaluso traces the development of Mount Vernon from a traditional Virginia farmhouse to a splendid Georgian mansion decorated in color schemes done…

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September 2022

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

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 4 @ 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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New Approaches for an Expansive 250th Commemoration

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm

Annual Meeting: Right Here, Right Now, The Power of Place Revolutionary Narratives: New Approaches for an Expansive 250th Commemoration Idea Studio This session invites public historians of diverse backgrounds, including those working outside the traditional temporal and spatial boundaries of the American Revolution, to discuss research and interpretation in relation to the approaching US semiquincentennial. Attendees will work to develop new approaches to research, curation, and interpretation for an inclusive commemoration.

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October 2022

Alexandria Community Remembrance Project Pilgrimage

October 6 - October 10

The Alexandria Community Remembrance Project (ACRP) will be making a pilgrimage to the Equal Justice Initiative’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum, October 6-10, 2022. As a community, ACRP will deliver soil collected from locations that symbolically reflect the lives of Alexandria’s two known lynching victims – Joseph McCoy and Benjamin Thomas. This pilgrimage will also include visits to Montgomery and Selma civil rights sites, as well as evening programs.

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George Washington’s Places: Touring Alexandria and South Fairfax County

October 12

Using the new guidebook, A History Lover’s Guide to Alexandria and South Fairfax County, historian and writer Laura A. Macaluso will take participants on a tour of the places that preserve and remember the life and legacy of the general and president. Follow the tour from Old Town Alexandria, along the George Washington Parkway, to Mount Vernon and beyond. Starting in the Port City, visit Carlyle House, the scene from which Gen. Edward Braddock led an ill-fated campaign to Fort…

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Public Accountability through Public Art

October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm
Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, + Google Map

The Maryland Institute College of Art is excited to act as the institutional host for the 78th annual meeting of SECAC in Baltimore, MD, from October 26-29, 2022. Based at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel and informed by the theme Watershed, the conference seeks to foster thoughtful analyses of the myriad intersections between art, art history, education, and social and environmental justice. To that end, more than 130 individual sessions will be supplemented by a keynote address by the artist,…

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November 2022

History Camp America 2022

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presentation of my talk, "George Washington's Mount Vernon."

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