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November 2018

“Museums on the Move” Centennial Conference

November 7, 2018 - November 9, 2018
Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1 First Stamford Place
Stamford, CT 06902 United States

The NEMA Conference. It's outlasted 16 U.S. presidents, two world wars, moon shots, pet rocks, and the Disco craze. Since 1919, thousands and thousands of museum professionals have gained new insights, inspiration, and friendships at the NEMA Conference. There's something to be said for tradition like that. Panel Organizer: “The Outsiders: Makers & Creatives Working with History Outside the Museum” Description of my panel: In this demonstration, the history of New Haven, Connecticut is seen through the makers and creatives…

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December 2018

Biannual Meeting of the European Early American Studies Association

December 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS United Kingdom

Presenter: “Benedict Arnold’s House: The Making and Unmaking of an American” Benedict Arnold (1740/41-1801) was a member of the Revolutionary generation whose life and legacy took a different turn from the men with whom he was most closely associated. Historians have examined the many aspects of his life and legacy and their impact on the course of events leading to the establishment of a new country. Yet the largely unanalyzed material culture of his existence—the objects he acquired and the…

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March 2019

National Council on Public History

March 27 - March 30
Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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National Council on Public History Session: Monuments Roundtable “Repair Work” 2019 Annual Meeting Public historians have long been engaged in acts of repair. We restore and preserve objects and buildings. We reconstruct fragmentary evidence about the past and reconsider the stories it has been used to tell, including stories about past commemorations themselves. We contribute, directly or indirectly, to economic and civic revitalization efforts. Increasingly, we also align our work with social and environmental projects of reparation, putting ourselves in…

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May 2019

Monuments, Museums and Murals: Preservation, Commemoration and American Identity

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Turkey

Commemorating the Past, Healing the Present, Working for the Future: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama In April 2018, a new milestone in the presentation of American cultural heritage opened in Montgomery, Alabama: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, founded by the non-profit organization Equal Justice Initiative. In a memorial landscape widely dominated by the heritage of the Confederacy in the American South, this memorial sticks out: both by its clear intention to confront the…

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June 2019

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

June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 5 @ 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 - June 29
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 - July 25
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
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 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hamden Town Hall CT United States

   

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Preservation and Memory Conference

October 18 - October 19
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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