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Engaging Students and Teachers: Integrating Primary Sources in the K-16 Curricula

The 2012 Midwest Archives Conference Fall Symposium will be held October 19-20 it will gather archivists and educators to learn and discuss methods for connecting students with primary sources. The symposium will be held at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington, Kentucky.

More information is available at: http://www.midwestarchives.org

Posted: May 10, 2012
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Reading Artifacts Summer Institute

The 2012 Reading Artifacts Summer Institute will take place August 13-17 at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.

More information is available at: http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/whatson/2012-reading-artifacts-summer-institute.cfm

Posted: May 10, 2012
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Leading Scholars Put Civil War on Trial

Albany Law School will host “The Civil War on Trial: Legal Issues that Divided a Nation” a scholarly conference in June 2012 to discuss the legal issues that led to and defined the Civil War and post-war reconstruction.

More information is available at: http://www.albanylaw.edu/sub.php?navigation_id=297&event_id=624

Posted: May 10, 2012
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The Port Huron Statement: Fifty-Year Commemorative Conference

The Port Huron Statement and the Making of the New Left, an open conference at the University of Michigan, October 31-November 2, 2012, will mark fifty years since publication of The Port Huron Statement by Students for a Democratic Society. The conference will explore the social, cultural, political, and global contexts for the rise of new radical movements from 1958-1965. For further information, contact Professor Howard Brick ().

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Posted: March 26, 2012
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Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars

The University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, will host the tenth annual symposium April 13-14, 2012. The symposium investigates the potential of object-based research to expand and even reinvent our understanding of culture and history. The symposium is free and open to the public, but advance registration is encouraged. For more information contact

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Posted: March 26, 2012
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HistoryMakers NEH Summer Institute

The HistoryMakers’ 2012 NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers will be held in Chicago, Illinois from Sunday, July 8, 2012 - Friday, August 3, 2012. In a competitive process, teachers will compete for 25 spots as Summer Scholars. These Summer Scholars will spend the month of July studying the subject of African American political history from the Reconstruction to the present.

More information is available at: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/edday

Posted: February 21, 2012
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Federal Trials and Great Debates

Secondary school teachers of U.S. history and government are invited to apply for a summer institute, Federal Trials and Great Debates in United States History, to be held June 24-29, 2012, in Washington, DC. The institute is cosponsored by the Federal Judicial Center and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education.

More information is available at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/summer _institute_for_teahers.html

Posted: February 21, 2012
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American Slavery: Bringing Wider Perspectives to Museum Interpretation

This symposium, jointly sponsored by Independence National Historical Park, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and the Friends of Independence National Historical Park, will take place February 25.

More information is available at: http://www.friendsofindependence.org/

Posted: February 7, 2012
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War of 1812 NEH Landmarks Workshops

Interested teachers are invited to apply for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History Workshops focusing on The War of 1812 in the Great Lakes and Western Territories. The workshops will be offered July 22-27 and August 5-10 in Toledo, Ohio. There is no fee to participate in this program and all participants will receive a $1,200 stipend to help defray travel and lodging expenses. Applications are due March 1.

More information is available at: http://www.1812landmarkscollege.org

Posted: February 7, 2012
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2012 Illinois History Symposium

“Contested Lands: 1763-1840” is the theme of the 2012 Illinois History Symposium, April 26-28 in East Peoria, Illinois. Sponsored by the Illinois State Historical Society, the three-day symposium will include sessions, hands-on workshops, performances, as well as tours and offsite events.

More information is available at: http://www.historyillinois.org/announcements/announce.php#18

Posted: February 7, 2012
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New Voyages to Carolina

New Voyages to Carolina is a series of conferences on North Carolina history under the aegis of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Office of Archives and History, and participating universities. The 2012 conference will be held at East Carolina University, February 2-3.

More information is available at: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-ecu/calendar.cfm?a=5&e=7743

Posted: January 25, 2012
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2012 NEH Summer Institute: Visual culture of the American Civil War

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university teachers in July 2012 on the visual culture of the American Civil War. Applications deadline is March 1, 2012.

More information is available at: http://ashp.cuny.edu/civil-war-150/nehinstitute/

Posted: January 5, 2012
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2012 OAH Community College Symposium

The OAH Community College Symposium is a three-day professional development experience for community college historians. The sixth annual OAH Community College Symposium will be held in Springfield, Illinois, June 14-16, 2012, on the campus of Lincoln Land Community College. Designed to enrich the teaching of the U.S. history survey, the symposium presents new historical themes-as well as the latest historical research in traditional themes-to those teaching the college survey course. To reach a wide audience of historians, the annual symposium is held in a different U.S. location each year.

More information is available at: http://cc.oah.org/

Posted: October 5, 2011
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Graduate Student Workshop in Planning History

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) invites graduate students enrolled in master’s degree, professional, and PhD programs to participate in the Graduate Student Workshop in Planning History to be held at the 2011 National Conference on Planning History in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 17-20. The workshop will focus on the production and communication of research in planning history and continues SACRPH’s tradition of providing graduate students with an intellectual and social climate to launch their careers and contribute to the scholarship of city and regional planning.

More information is available at: http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/sacrph/conference/conference.html

Posted: September 14, 2011
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The AFL-CIO and the International Cold War Workshop

The international workshop, “The AFL-CIO and the International Cold War: Problems, Paradigms, and Pragmatic Responses,” at Congress Center ‘Het Pand’ in Ghent will explore the Cold War international history of US labor’s relations with worldwide organized labor. The presentations will demonstrate how the AFL-CIO played a significant and usually overlooked role in Cold War international political history. The workshop will take place October 7-8, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.amsab.be/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=916&Itemid=591

Posted: September 14, 2011
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2011 Peace History Society Conference

“The Interpersonal as Political: Individual Witness for Peace and Justice in a Global Perspective” is the theme of the upcoming seventh international Peace History Society Conference, October 21-22 at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. The two-day conference will include panels on a wide range of topics, a plenary honoring the late Irwin Abrams, a banquet address by a representative of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and more.

More information is available at: http://www.peacehistorysociety.org

Posted: September 14, 2011
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2012 Arkansas Historical Association Conference

The Arkansas Historical Association (AHA) invites presentation proposals for its 2012 conference in Fayetteville, April 12-14. The conference continues the AHA’s look at the Civil War years in Arkansas. For more information, please contact Carl G. Carlson-Drexler, program chair, at cdrexler@uark.edu. Proposal deadline is October 14, 2011.

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Posted: September 14, 2011
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2011-2012 Professional Seminars in Historic Preservation

The National Preservation Institute (NPI) is pleased to announce its 2011-2012 series of seminars and workshops in historic preservation and cultural resource management. For full descriptions of seminars, agendas, and faculty biographies, visit the NPI Web site.

More information is available at: http://www.npi.org/Seminars

Posted: September 14, 2011
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Houston History Conference

The Houston History Association will hold its first annual Houston History Conference October 29, 2011 at the Hilton University of Houston. The conference is being held in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of the founding of Houston and the birth of the Republic of Texas in 1836.

More information is available at: http://www.houstonhistoryassociation.org

Posted: August 30, 2011
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Centennial Symposium on Franz Boas at Yale University

Two dozen scholars will gather September 15-17 at Yale University to rediscover Franz Boas, the so-called “Father of American anthropology,” and investigate the role of encounters between peoples in the development of our global society, the influence of Boas and his circle upon American modernity, and the impact of indigenous thought upon the revitalization of democracy.

More information is available at: http://www.yale.edu/glc/boas

Posted: August 30, 2011
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