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41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies Seeks Volunteers

The planning committee for the 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies has issued a call for volunteers for the upcoming event. Volunteers are needed for a number of duties.

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Conference: Out of Control Suburbs? Comparing Representations of Order, Disorder and Sprawl

From H-Material Culture: The Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network is holding its 2nd Symposium, Out of Control Suburbs? Comparing Representations of Order, Disorder and Sprawl, June 27-28, 2013 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York: Following the success of

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Picking Up New Digital Skills

It may be a bit early for New Year’s resolutions, but it’s never a bad idea to build time into your professional life for learning new digital skills. Fortunately, you have plenty of great options for building new digital humanities

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The City of the Future

Future-casting. There’s an activity often met with trepidation by historians. While history might inform the present, it isn’t a tool for predicting the future. Or is it? At a conference last month, held by the UMass-Amherst Public History program on

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Call for Papers: History of Women’s Health Conference

The Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, will host its seventh annual History of Women’s Health Conference on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Organizers invite interested persons to send a one to two page proposal or abstract of their topic by Friday, November 4,

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Colloquium on the Americas: Food & Foodways in the Americas

The 4th biennial Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas: Food & Foodways in the Americas focuses on the peoples of the Americas and how they perceive and relate to food and foodways.  This colloquium is an open, interdisciplinary conversation about the

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Religious Transformations In the Early Americas Conference, November 11-12, 2011

From the McNeil Center for Early American Studies: Religion has long been central to how people have understood the origin and development of the Americas. Yet despite advances in comparative and transnational approaches, disciplines and fields still perpetuate a notion

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CONFERENCE CALENDAR

Oct
22
Wed
3:15 pm Mid-Atlantic Association of Muse...
Mid-Atlantic Association of Muse...
Oct 22 @ 3:15 pm – Oct 24 @ 4:15 pm
From the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums: Join MAAM in Washington DC this October as we explore Museums in Transition and Transitions in Museums. The museum world is constantly undergoing change and transformation, whether in response to economics, cultural trends or
Oct
24
Fri
1:45 pm The World’s Fair Since ’64 @ Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian Institution
The World’s Fair Since ’64 @ Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian Institution
Oct 24 @ 1:45 pm – Oct 25 @ 2:45 pm
From H-Urban: This workshop proposes to examine world’s fairs since (and including) 1964, a period marked by tremendous variability in the location and impact of the genre.  Participants may cover any of the fairs from 1964 to the present, as
Oct
27
Mon
8:30 am Meant to Last? Preserving the Mo...
Meant to Last? Preserving the Mo...
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm
From the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts: The twentieth and twenty-first centuries brought into the world a bewildering array of new materials, used to design a broad range of objects now collected in museums, libraries, and archives.   Many
Oct
30
Thu
4:30 pm Conference: Green Capitalism? Ex... @ Hagley Library and Museum
Conference: Green Capitalism? Ex... @ Hagley Library and Museum
Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm
More information to follow.  View the 2013 conference schedule at http://www.hagley.org/hagley-conferences.
Oct
31
Fri
12:15 pm Feminist Art History Conference @ American University
Feminist Art History Conference @ American University
Oct 31 @ 12:15 pm – Nov 2 @ 1:15 pm
Announcing the Fifth Annual FEMINIST ART HISTORY CONFERENCE at American University in Washington, DC, Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, 2014. This annual conference builds on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and

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