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November 2021

Mentor, Diversity Scholarship Program, PastForward, National Trust for Historic Preservation

November 2, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Each year, we ask National Trust Advisors and Trustees, staff or board members of statewide or local organizations, SHPO staff, commission members, previous conference attendees, and previous scholarship recipients to serve as volunteer mentors. Each scholarship recipient will be paired with a volunteer mentor who is established in the field of preservation and will become part of a small cohort of 3 - 4 scholars (mentors must agree to accept a minimum of 3 scholars). As a mentor, you will…

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Public Accountability through Public Art

November 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 13, 2021 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - February 20 @ 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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History from Below: Discovering Benedict Arnold’s New Haven House Site

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, February 23rd at noon for a fascinating new perspective of Benedict Arnold- from underground. We’ll be joined by Robert Greenberg, Laura Macaluso and Sarah Sportman who will talk about the ongoing project that will hopefully uncover more about Arnold’s life and his former New Haven residence from an archeological dig at the site, currently under a parking lot. Robert S. Greenberg, the Executive Director of Lost in New Haven is an artist, collector and urban archeologist…

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March 2022

Breaking (Bad) Glass: Yale University Reluctantly Changes Course

March 3 @ 8:00 am - March 5 @ 5:00 pm
Southeastern American Studies Association

The conference theme is Resistance and (Re)Generation. My presentation offers a reading of the use of stained glass at Yale University, and how this art form, when deliberately broken, spurred on major changes at a recalcitrant elite university whose history and everyday life is intertwined with its economically-challenged home city. The sound of breaking glass in what was then called Calhoun College at Yale University on June 13, 2016 signaled the death knell for that college’s name and highlighted the…

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April 2022

Chair, Virginia Forum, Session: (re)naming and commemorating Virginia locations

April 7 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm

The Virginia Forum will hold its seventeenth annual conference April 7–9, 2022, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, VA. The Virginia Forum offers an opportunity for scholars, teachers, writers, museum curators, historic site interpreters, archivists, librarians, and all those interested in Virginia history and culture to share their knowledge, research, and experiences. This year’s theme “History Unmasked” will explore the dual themes of the medical pandemic and social justice. This includes unmasking the history represented by people’s voices, whether…

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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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