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March 2020

Lafayette on Horseback: The Short History of a Once Loved, Long-Forgotten Monument 

March 25, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Westminster Canterbury Lynchburg,

In October of 2017, dignitaries and the public assembled in Versailles, France to witness the re-dedication of two monumental bronze sculptures: one of Pershing and one of Lafayette, which had been commissioned, but never completed, in the aftermath of World War I. What the contemporary celebrants seemed to not know is that Paul Wayland Bartlett’s monument to Lafayette was originally conceived as a gift to the French people, many years before the Great War appeared on the horizon. This presentation…

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Crafting History and a Place of Honor for Mary Brice at Point of Honor

March 26, 2020 - March 28, 2020
Virginia War Memorial Richmond, VA

In 2019, a neglected nineteenth century encased photographic portrait of a woman resurfaced in a pop-up exhibit at the Lynchburg Museum System. Currently kept by the Library of Congress, the daguerreotype was labeled by staff with the following inscription: "Mary Brice (or Bryce) of Point of Honor, Lynchburg, Virginia, half-length portrait, seated of middle-aged African American slave woman." The Lynchburg Museum System, a municipal entity, currently manages the early nineteenth century house called Point of Honor. Deeply enmeshed in Lost…

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February 2021

Revealing the Practices and Problems in Exhibiting Revolutionary Era Historic Houses

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 5:00 pm

Bringing together contemporary scholars and heritage practitioners who work with historic American houses of the Revolutionary Era, this panel will address a number of pressing issues: the challenges of centering marginalized stories in curation and interpretation; applying new scholarship to old spaces; balancing new interpretation against perceived ideas of the meaning of “Revolutionary,” and the positive reception and/or pushback against the massive changes in narration to the American story that is played out every day at historic house museums and…

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March 2021

Crafting History and a Place of Honor for Mary Brice at Point of Honor

March 25 - March 27
Virginia War Memorial Richmond, VA

Canceled due to COVID-19.

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April 2021

Archival Kismet

April 8 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 5:00 pm
Mississippi State University

This non-traditional virtual conference will be a forum for history researchers and those in allied disciplines to share early research findings, focusing on the objects, artifacts, and ephemera of the archive.

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William Lanson: A Story of Glory & Tragedy in 19th Century New Haven

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm

Site Projects announces a Seminar and Film, April 25, 2021. 3 - 4:40 PM. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM LANSON. 19th c Black Businessman and Builder of the City, Excluded from the city’s history for almost two-centuries, New Haven is finally elevating this important man for his contributions to our city. The program will be the most comprehensive and accessible collection of historical data available on Lanson to date, and will consist of a pamphlet, video, and virtual seminar.…

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June 2021

Public History Summer School

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
University of Wrocław Poland

4th International Conference Studying Public History - Methods, Difficulties, Perspectives. My paper is titled, "Connecticut without Columbus: A Case Study in Civic Failure."

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The Story of “Inventing Disease” via the Eli Whitney Grave Marker in Grove Street Cemetery

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Association for Gravestone Studies

This short visual presentation offers the story of “Inventing Disease” in the first half of the nineteenth century, revolving around the figure of Eli Whitney, well known for the cotton gin and for his interchangeable gun parts factory on the Mill River. Whitney’s grave marker and the subsequent memorializing and honoring of fellow white industrialists such as Charles Goodyear, whose own grave marker is also in Grove Street Cemetery, created a pantheon of political and social power that extended all…

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Contested Histories online workshop

June 28 - June 29
Swansea University United Kingdom

Contested Histories: Creating and Critiquing Public Monuments and Memorials in a New Age of Iconoclasm is organised by Swansea University’s Conflict, Reconstruction and Memory research group. Exploring debates surrounding the cultural and political uses of monuments, and reflecting upon their role in the memorialisation and imagining of the past. For the purposes of the proceedings, we will take a broad view of ‘monuments’, considering artefacts such as war memorials, cenotaphs and public statuary as well as urban sites damaged through…

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July 2021

A Portrait of Resistance

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
History Camp America

A Portrait of Resistance: Power and Problems in the Image of Cinque of the Amistad Mutiny A small almost square portrait of a Black man wearing a white toga appeared in early 1840. This man was Cinque, or Sengbe Pieh, the leader of the mutiny on board La Amistad, a slave transport ship intending to carry him and other West Africans to Caribbean Islands for a lifetime of brutality and labor. Instead, due to their resistance, the Amistad Africans went…

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