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June 2019

Canadian Historical Association: Conversations across time, place, and culture

June 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada

Teaching Public History Public History routinely captures headlines across North America, with the struggle over monuments, textbooks, educational priorities and flags occupying centre stage in battles over how people remember, form identities and project their desired way of life on to their communities. It is a major public issue and one in which passion may spill over into violence and pedagogical control. Within this rests the obvious question of who decides what is taught, commemorated or remembered. Post-secondary institutions that…

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The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity

June 28, 2019 - June 29, 2019
University of Brighton, UK United Kingdom

“The Sixties” continue to engage scholars from many disciplines in debates over what exactly changed; and, indeed, whether the various protest movements were in fact radical at all in their political demands. Both nostalgically celebrated as a revolutionary heyday and lamented as a failed political project, the decade continues to haunt veterans and preoccupy scholars fifty years on. However, these long-held evaluations remain parochially centred on European and North American experiences in a handful of cities in this tumultuous decade.…

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July 2019

Inheritance and Innovation: An International Symposium on Migration, Ethnicity and the History of U.S. Civilization

July 23, 2019 - July 25, 2019
Northeast Normal University Changchun, Jilin 130024 China

The year 2019 marks the fortieth anniversary for the founding of the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC). To make this special occasion, we would like to invite scholars from China, the U.S. and other countries to join us in panel discussions on “Migration, Ethnicity and the History of U.S. Civilization.” Migration includes immigration and migration within the U.S. as both have left their marks in American history on the processes of industrialization, urbanization, language, culture, religion, political system,…

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October 2019

Williamsburg Book Festival

October 5, 2019
The Stryker Center Williamsburg, VA United States + Google Map

The Williamsburg Book Festival's mission is to promote and support the art of literary composition in the Williamsburg area and expose writers to the reading public Our free event includes authors from various genres, speakers, illustrators, and publishers from Virginia and beyond. We hope you'll join us for a family-friendly day of celebrating books and book lovers as we fill the Stryker Center.

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Coffee & Connections Talk: Oberlin Memorial Windows

October 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hamden Town Hall CT United States

   

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Preservation and Memory Conference

October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Salve Regina University Newport, Rhode Island

Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation program at Salve Regina University will host this Fall (October 18-19, 2019) its annual cultural and historic preservation conference. This year the theme is Preservation and Memory. The purpose of this conference is to explore the complex relationship between the past and the present as it plays out in the preservation and interpretation of buildings, objects, monuments, and landscapes. Why preservation and memory? At its most fundamental level, preservation is about memory. Historic buildings, objects,…

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January 2020

Blue Ridge Chapter DAR Talk: Lafayette on Horseback and World War I

January 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Virginia

In October of 2017, dignitaries and the public assembled in Versailles, France to witness the rededication 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. But, Lafayette…

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March 2020

Philanthropy and Public History, a National Council on Public History Working Group

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, GA

In the 2017 Public History Employer Survey, practitioners noted that philanthropy is one of the biggest economic factors impacting the field of public history. However, few resources exist to help public historians navigate the ins and outs of developing sustainable fundraising strategy, communicating the value of history to funders, and dealing with how the interests of funders impact the collection, preservation, and interpretation of history. This working group will map out best practices for fundraising and grant seeking as they…

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

March 25 @ 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 - March 28
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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