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Symposium on Executive Records in the 21st Century on May 20-21, 2010 in Albany, NY

The New York State Archives Partnership Trust and the Albany Law School’s Government Law Center have joined forces on a two-day event focused on the need for effective record keeping by elected government executives.

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Posted: May 7, 2010
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“Sixty-five Years of Bearing Witness: Our Commitment to Human Rights”

The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Center at Brookdale Community College will host “Sixty-five Years of Bearing Witness: Our Commitment to Human Rights” on May 12, 2010.

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Posted: April 28, 2010
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Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (UK) Third Annual Conference

The Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) will hold its Third Annual Conference at the Marcus Cunliffe Centre for the Study of the American South at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, July 1-3, 2010. Nancy MacLean, of Northwestern University, will deliver the keynote address: “‘To Make Democracy Safe for the World’: The Southern U.S. Sources for the Global Push for Privatization”. Registration is now open.

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Posted: February 18, 2010
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“New Perspectives on Legal Pluralism”

The 2010 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History, entitled “New Perspectives on Legal Pluralism,” will be held on April 23, 2010, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Newberry Library. Attendance is free and open to the public, but participants and attendees should preregister by contacting the Center for Renaissance Studies at renaissance@newberry.org.

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Posted: February 15, 2010
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Indiana Association of Historians Annual Meeting

The thirtieth annual meeting of the Indiana Association of Historians (IAH) will take place on February 26 and 27, 2010, at Anderson University’s Flagship Enterprise Center in Anderson, Indiana.

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Posted: February 3, 2010
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Dr. Eric Walther to Deliver Fifth Annual Hinson Lecture

On March 11, 2010, Dr. Eric H. Walther, professor of history at the University of Houston, will deliver a lecture entitled “William Lowndes Yancey, the Conventions of 1860, and the Coming of the Civil War?” as this year’s installment of the University of Mobile’s Billy G. Hinson Lecture Series.

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Posted: January 25, 2010
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Margaret Fuller and Her Circles

The Massachusetts Historical Society is sponsoring a conference entitled “Margaret Fuller and her Circles” on April 8–10, 2010, in Boston.

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Posted: January 14, 2010
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Slave Narratives Seminar for History and English Faculty Members

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Council of Independent Colleges, with the United Negro College Fund, will cosponsor a seminar on slave narratives to be held at Yale University on June 13–16, 2010.

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Posted: January 7, 2010
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Summer Institute for High School Teachers

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 27–July 2, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

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Posted: December 14, 2009
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NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops

Participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Community College Faculty Summer Program in 2010.

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Posted: November 24, 2009
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The Role of the West in the Reunification of the US after the Civil War

The National Humanities Center is sponsoring a live, online professional development seminar for literature and history teachers entitled “The Role of the West in the Reunification of the U.S. after the Civil War” on February 25, 2010.

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Posted: November 9, 2009
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The Idea of Progress in the 19th Century

The National Humanities Center is sponsoring a live, online professional development seminar for literature and history teachers entitled “The Idea of Progress in the 19th Century” on February 18, 2010.

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Posted: November 9, 2009
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Picturing America in the 1930s: Reading Farm Security Administration Photographs

The National Humanities Center is sponsoring a live, online professional development seminar for literature and history teachers entitled “Picturing America in the 1930s: Reading Farm Security Administration Photographs” on February 23, 2010.

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Posted: November 9, 2009
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Walt Whitman’s Civil War Poetry—An American Experience Workshop

The National Humanities Center is sponsoring a live, online professional development seminar for literature and history teachers entitled “Walt Whitman’s Civil War Poetry: An American Experience Workshop” on March 18, 2010.

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Posted: November 9, 2009
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Hamilton’s America—Jefferson’s America: An American Experience Workshop

The National Humanities Center is sponsoring a live, online professional development seminar for literature and history teachers entitled “Hamilton’s America—Jefferson’s America: An American Experience Workshop” on March 24, 2010. The deadline to register is March 17, 2010.

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Posted: November 9, 2009
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NCHE National Conference 2010

Each spring, the National Council for History Education holds a national conference. The national conference is a place where everyone who loves to teach and learn history can come together and share. NCHE encourages conference proposals that illustrate collaboration and history education. The 2010 Conference theme is Crossroads of Peoples and Places Over Time and will be held at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego, CA.

More information is available at: http://www.nche.net/conference

Posted: October 22, 2009
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Massachusetts Historical Society Seminar Series 2017-2018

More than two dozen Massachusetts Historical Society Research Department seminars have been scheduled for 2017-2018, offered in five series: the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, the Boston Environmental History Seminar, the Modern American Society & Culture Seminar, the New England Biography Seminar, and the Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, presented in conjunction with the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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