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I attended The Future of Civil War History conference recently at Gettysburg. One outstanding element of the conference involved a series of field experiences, two-hour plus morning tours with various experts covering topics like battlefield rehabilitation or the fighting in downtown Gettysburg, but these filled up incredibly quickly during the pre-registration period. My guess is that the conference organizers could have hosted twice as many of these as they did and they would still have been oversubscribed. Read more.
From the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums:
The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums is accepting nominations for the Katherine Coffey Award. The Coffey Award is given in recognition of achievement in the museum field and is MAAM’s highest honor. Nominations should include a letter that introduces the nominee and explains their contributions to the museum field, and must include the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae. They are due by September 15, 2012 to the committee chair:
Coffey Award Committee Chair
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW • Suite 500 East
Washington, DC 20007
The Katherine Coffey Award will be presented at the MAAM Annual Meeting, Building Audiences, Visitor Engagement: A Foundation for Our Future, in Tarrytown, New York, October 7-9, 2012.
From the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums:
Registration is now open for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums’ 2012 Building Audiences, Visitor Engagement: A Foundation for our Future. The annual meeting will be held October 7-9, 2012, in Tarrytown, New York, just 23 miles north of New York City. In addition to being an arena for the exchange of ideas and best practices, Building Audiences provides members with the opportunity to meet one another and build their professional network, while touring world-class museums in the region.
MAAM is also accepting nominations for the Katherine Coffey Award, which is awarded to an outstanding museum professional in the Mid-Atlantic region. Nominees should have worked as a paid museum professional for at least 10 years in a principal position. The nominee should also have been employed in the Mid-Atlantic region during the period of principal contribution for which the award is being given. The deadline for nomination has been extended to September 1, 2012.
The Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) is organizing an exhibit hall during the conference at the Double Tree Hotel. Exhibit registration is available here.
The Mid-Atlantic Associations of Museums has issued a call for sessions for its annual symposium. Building Museums® 2012 will feature program content that reflects museums of various sizes, disciplines, budgets, collections-orientation, and scope of building projects. Projects of all sizes and budgets are sought and can include: new facilities, preservation, renovation, disaster recovery, and expansion of existing buildings.
The program is organized under three overarching themes: Vision and Early Planning, Implementation of Projects, and Life After Opening…Measuring your Success. The 2012 conference planners welcome case studies of completed projects or those underway; the first person stories of museum leaders and staff engaged in building projects; red flags and creative solutions in planning and implementation; reflections on dealing with life after opening and the realities of surviving in a stressed economy.
Organizers are seeking proposals that address these themes under four topics: Leadership, Financing/Fundraising, Collections and Programs, and Design and Construction. Three session formats are available to presenters, 90 minute panel presentations, 2.5 hour hands-on workshops and 1 hour Ask the Expert roundtables. More information on submission requirements and to download the submission form, click here.
Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2011.
The 8th Annual Symposium will be held March 4-6, 2012 in Philadelphia.
Update 3/13/2012: The conference schedule (scroll to page 5) has been published online.
The Eastern American Studies Association annual conference will be held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 2012, with the theme “Tradition and Innovation in American Culture,” Proposals are invited for presentations that give interdisciplinary perspectives on “Tradition and Innovation in American Culture.” Tradition, of course, is the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction. Innovation, on the other hand, is the introduction of something new. The binary opposition of tradition and innovation is a concept quite familiar to folklorists, but it can be readily applied to ideas in the realm of popular culture and elite culture as well.
Graduate students should identify their status and program/school affiliation when making submissions. Accepted graduate students will be encouraged to submit their final papers electronically several weeks prior to the conference, so as to be considered for the Simon J. Bronner Award for the outstanding graduate paper in American Studies. During the luncheon near the conclusion of the conference, the award is presented along with the Francis Ryan Award for Undergraduate Research.
Submit abstracts and resumes no longer than two pages to “EASA Conference” at firstname.lastname@example.org before January 10, 2012. For more information, call the American Studies Department at Rutgers University at 732.932.9174.
(From H-Net Announcements)
The Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware invites submissions for papers to be given at the 10th Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars. The conference Material Matters, will be held at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library on April 14, 2012.
Focus: Object-based research has the potential to expand and even reinvent our understanding of culture and history. In honor of the tenth anniversary of the MCSES, we seek a broad range of papers from emerging material culture scholars. Whether exploring the latest theories, viewing existing material through a new lens, or reinterpreting standing historical conversations with an object-based focus, proposed papers should exemplify the possibilities in material culture research. In exploring these material matters, we hope to promote an interdisciplinary discussion on the state of material culture studies today.
Participants will have the opportunity to tour Winterthur’s collection of early American decorative arts and engage in a roundtable discussion on April 13. Travel grants of up to $300 will be available for presenters.
Submissions: The proposal should be no more than 300 words and should clearly indicate the focus of your object-based research, the critical approach you take toward that research, and the significance of your research beyond the academy.
Deadline: Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
For more details, please visit the conference website.
(From H-AMSTY & University of Delaware Material Matters website)
Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) announces its Spring 2012 Conference to be held April 11-12 at the Reginald Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
The program committee invites participants to interpret the conference theme, “Generations of Oral History.” Topics might include the historiography of oral history practice and theory; how generations of technology have changed the practice and sharing of oral history; interviewing across generations in classrooms and community settings; the changing pedagogy of oral history methods; oral history and life review; the generation of oral history collections and their management, preservation and use; and the generation of popular enthusiasm for oral history at the grassroots level. OHMAR hopes to encourage a lively conversation among different generations of oral historians.
For more information or questions about the call for papers, please contact the conference chair, Laura Marshallsay at email@example.com. Details about the call for papers, proposal submission guidelines, and the conference location are available at OHMAR’s website,
Proposals are due no later than January 15, 2012.
The Appalachian Studies Association has issued a call for papers for its 35th annual conference to be held March 23rd-25th, 2012 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The ASA especially encourage proposals on any aspect of northern Appalachia—but also, considering “The Wide Reach of Appalachia,” proposals about the Appalachian diaspora and about Appalachian influences and connections in other parts of the country. At the same time, they want to celebrate the “Wide Reach” of Appalachian studies in general and, in non-exclusive fashion, will welcome a wide diversity of topics ranging throughout our whole interdisciplinary field of study.
The deadline for proposals is October 15, 2011. Please find submission details on the conference website.
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Northern Forest Institute At Huntington Wildlife Forest invites submissions for a symposium of interdisciplinary scholarship in land use and ethics, to be held at Huntington Wildlife Forest, Newcomb, Essex County, NY on June 1-3, 2012. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2011.
Research is welcomed from across professions and disciplines on topics related to balancing individual and community priorities with respect to land use and the associated expectations for human and ecosystem stewardship and social and environmental ethics. Submissions should generate conversation around a variety of approaches to land use, the moral implications of these approaches, as well as the ways that they influence the ongoing debate over how to achieve social and environmental justice. Submissions from a range of disciplines and professional fields are encouraged.
Submission guidelines and conference details can be found at the New York History Blog.
The American Museum Membership Association is holding its 2011 conference in Philadelphia from October 24-27.
Now in its 30th year, AMMC is the only national museum conference organized entirely by membership staff for membership staff. The conference is now open to colleagues not only from the nation’s art museums, but also science, history, and culture museums. We hope to welcome many new museums to this year’s conference and to gain an even greater insight into best practices and trends across the spectrum of museums.
Whether your museum has 100 members or 100,000 members, participating in AMMC is one of the best investments your museum could make this year! While there, you will gain access to more then 200 membership professionals from museums of all sizes from across the country. This invaluable national network is a resource you will continue to tap throughout your career.
The preliminary Program Schedule featuring a stellar line-up of leaders in the museum, fundraising and marketing fields is now available at www.artmuseummembership.org
(From The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance)