May 19, 2013
From the AAM:
Baltimore, Maryland is hosting the 107th Annual American Alliance of Museums Meeting and Museum Expo on May 19-22, 2013. The meeting will focus on “the power of story:”
In Baltimore in 2013 during AAM’s 107th Annual Meeting, we invite you to explore with us the power and impact of story. What are the elements that make a great and unforgettable story? What are the techniques for good storytelling? How do we measure the impact of story on our different audiences? How do we use storytelling to share authority—not only as storytellers but as listeners providing platforms for others to tell stories? How do we best use storytelling to achieve our immediate goals and fulfill our long-term missions as core educational and community institutions?
The planning committee will take session proposals beginning on July 16 until August 24, 2012. Submission instructions are available on the AAM website.
May 20, 2013
The William Paterson University of New Jersey (WPUNJ) is hosting
a conference commemorating the centennial of the 1913
Paterson Silk Strike. The conference, to be held on the WPUNJ campus on
Monday, May 20, 2013, will take a multidisciplinary approach to the
history and multiple legacies of the silk strike.
Our morning plenary speaker will be Professor Steve Golin, author of “The
Fragile Bridge: Paterson Silk Strike, 1913.”
May 30, 2013
Thanks to an anonymous donation, the McNeil Center, the David Library of the American Revolution, the Museum of the American Revolution, and the American Philosophical Society will host an international conference on the American Revolution featuring Linda Colley, Edward Countryman,
Christine Heyrman, Jane Kamensky, Margaretta Lovell, Marcus Rediker, Annette Gordon-Reed, David Shields, Thomas Slaughter, Alan Taylor, Laurel Thatch Ulrich, and an array of other emerging and established scholars. The event will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 30-June 1, 2013. he full program is now available online.
The conference aims to identify new directions and new trends in scholarship on the American Revolution. The conference organizers expect that it will be the first in a series of conferences exploring important themes on the era of the American Revolution. The four themes that will guide the first conference are Global Perspectives, Power, Violence, and Civil War.
To learn more about the program and attending the conference, please visit:
From The Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania:
The Philadelphia region leads the nation in garden heritage sites. How do our historic landscape stewards sustain both garden and mission in the 21st century? What are best practices and opportunities? This conference explores how we govern, interpret, curate and plan. Keynote speaker Peter Hatch, former Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello brings a wealth of insight. Charles Birnbaum, Director of the Cultural Landscape Foundation shares regional models for collaborative marketing. Lauren Otten, the director of the Non-Profit Center at LaSalle University, examines advisory board development. Local historic garden directors address adaptive reuse, gardening with a mission, interpretation and sustaining our gardens’ relevance to the community. Participants enjoy connection and information sharing among historic garden leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts. Registration limited to 75 participants.
For printed brochure requests or more information, contact (215) 247-5777, ext. 125 or email@example.com.
Registration is available online
. Early bird registration (by May 1) is $65. After May 1 registration costs $85.
June 4, 2013
PhillyDH@Penn will take place at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ new Special Collections Center on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
The day’s schedule will include two sessions of workshops, an unconference with a lightning round, and an evening speaker. We expect to attract faculty, students, members of the cultural community, educators, curators, developers, and administrators from cultural institutions, universities, libraries, museums, archives, digital media companies, and many other fields throughout the greater Philadelphia region with interest in the digital humanities.
PhillyDH@Penn builds on several earlier events including THATCamp Philly (2011 and2012) and THATCamp@Penn 2012 (browse photos).
June 5, 2013
From NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference:
This year the New Jersey Historic Preservation Conference and the History Issues Convention are collaborating to present “Enriching Place: 2013 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference” on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at The Newark Museum. Registration for Enriching Place is now open. Register by April 30 to receive the early rate of $65. Visit the conference website for more information.
June 6, 2013
From the University of Delaware:
EARTH PERFECT? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden is a four-day symposium showcasing the garden as an emblem of the ideal human relation with nature. The symposium is designed for an academic audience, garden professionals, as well as a general public interested in the importance and meaning of gardens.
The symposium will be held June 6-9, 2013 at a number of locations in Delaware and Pennsylvania: The University of Delaware, Longwood Gardens, Witherthur Estate Gardens, Chanticleer Garden, and The Mount Cuba Center. In addition to more traditional paper sessions, the multi-disciplinary symposium will include themed garden tours and exhibitions.
Registration is not yet open.
The 2013 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Newark Museum.
More information can be found on the 2012 conference
website. This post will be updated as new information is made available.
June 13, 2013
The Society American Baseball Research is holding the 16th Annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference on June 13-15, 2013 at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, New Jersey. Visit the conference website for information on registration and daily schedules. http://sabr.org/malloy
June 15, 2013
The 24th Annual MAPACA Conference will be held November 7-9, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Tropicana Casino and Resort.
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.
Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 14, 2013.
For list of areas and area chair contact information, visitSubject Areas. General questions can be directed to mapaca at mapaca dot net.
MAPACA’s membership is comprised of college and university faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate and undergraduate students. MAPACA is an inclusive professional organization dedicated to the study of popular and American culture in all their multi-disciplinary manifestations. It is a regional division of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association, which, in the words of Popular Culture Association founder Ray Browne, is a “multi-disciplinary association interested in new approaches to the expressions, mass media and all other phenomena of everyday life.”