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This day-long Conference will dive into a range of topics and of-the-moment campaigns to preserve communities and sites throughout the city, with sessions led by the participants themselves.
Host a public discussion about a preservation issue or campaign you care about, attend open sessions to learn what other grassroots activists and professionals are doing to protect our historic city, and peruse the Preservation Fair to meet and mingle with other members of NYC’s preservation community!
Attendees wishing to lead a session with visuals should bring materials on a flash drive, and all leaders must sign up by 10:00 am.
A discussion of the field’s most common climate change related challenges, and the tools being used in the face of such sweeping change. Presenters will describe how their work has been seriously impacted by climate change. They will also discuss their perspectives and solutions for managing the intersection between cultural heritage and climate change.
This one-day workshop is open to all preservationists, but specifically geared toward those serving on a local commission. This program is designed to benefit both new and experienced commission members as well as being relevant for planning and zoning board members and elected officials. The course provides an in-depth examination of current topics and issues relevant to integrating preservation into community planning and zoning. Focus will be on legal parameters for implementing a commission, conducting an effective public meeting, and understanding and implementing tools to foster good preservation at the local level.
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) will hold its Humanities Roundtable at the Washington Court Hotel on Sunday, March 11, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. We encourage all NHA Annual Meeting attendees who are interested to attend. The theme of this year’s roundtable is “Meeting the Needs of Humanities Librarians.” The roundtable program will end shortly before NHA’s annual meeting begins.
Join us in Washington, D.C. this March to advocate for the humanities! This year’s event will provide ample opportunity to connect with a growing number of humanities advocates from around the country. Together, we will explore approaches to year-round advocacy on college campuses and in local communities while also preparing for Capitol Hill visits. On March 13, we will visit House and Senate offices to make a persuasive case for federal funding for the humanities.
Please note: PLA Conference is a professional event. It is not open to the public.
To advocate for historic sites, we have to connect visitors to those places—both in person and online. This webinar examines three specific projects that leveraged digital technology to tell the full American story. Their work and experiences provide practical tips and tools for working with technology to tell more complex and nuanced stories of the past.
Each year the Barnes Club hosts the James A. Barnes Graduate Student History Conference in Philadelphia. The Barnes Club Conference is one of the largest and most prestigious graduate student conferences in the region, drawing participants from across the nation and around the world. The annual two-day conference takes place in March during the spring semester. It gives rising scholars the opportunity to present their projects, receive critical feedback, and network to establish and expand their academic communities. Select conference papers are awarded cash prizes in various geographical and scholarly categories. The conference welcomes submissions of papers relating to humanities research from both M.A. and Ph.D students.
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Interpreting Difficult History Webinar 11:30 am
Interpreting Difficult History Webinar @ Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Feb 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
How can we engage audiences in learning about difficult histories? These are the stories that can be upsetting, uncomfortable, and at times even shocking to learn. This session will discuss how to develop and deliver interpretations of difficult histories with…
Bard College Active Objects Webinar 12:15 pm
Bard College Active Objects Webinar @ Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Feb 14 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Museums are static but the objects they contain are not. This talk proposes some alternative means for thinking about the geography of things. It also considers challenges posed by museums, and the possibility of reanimating geographically constrained collections to tell…
Planning Successful Exhibitions Webinar 3:00 pm
Planning Successful Exhibitions Webinar @ Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Every exhibition is different. It’s not easy to get it right. Let’s explore some exhibitions and have fun learning from their failures! Then we’ll look at 10 key principles that provide the foundation for a successful exhibition. The presentation will…