Opportunities for Historians

Meetings, Conferences, Symposia

"The Academy's Original Sin": Universities Studying Slavery (USS) 2019 Fall Symposium

DEADLINE: October 9, 2019

October 9–12, 2019

Xavier University (XU) and the University of Cincinnati (UC) are proud to co-sponsor the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) Fall 2019 Symposium, entitled “The Academy’s Original Sin.” USS is a multi-institutional collaborative effort working to address historical and contemporary issues dealing with race and inequality in higher education and university communities, and the complicated legacies of slavery in modern American society.

This symposium encourages collaboration among—and unites scholars from—a broad range of colleges and universities to better understand the role of enslaved people and their relation to higher education. Slavery’s legacy in the American academy is demonstrated in myriad ways, from African American access to higher education and discussions surrounding restorative justice, to racism and discrimination within academe and battles to rename places/spaces on college campuses nationwide. The Fall 2019 Symposium continues the conversation, focusing on the enslavement of people of African descent and how that enslavement manifested itself in the development of U.S. educational institutions. Moreover, it will directly question these complicated legacies.

Keynote speakers include:

       *Dr. Michael Lomax, CEO/President, United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
       *Dr. Sowande Mustakeem, Associate Professor of History and of African and African-American Studies, University of St. Louis

This conference is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend to secure/confirm conference materials, light refreshments/meals, shuttle access, and entry to one (1) evening reception on Friday, October 11, 2019. The first 100 university students with current school IDs to register will be invited to a complimentary, private dinner on Friday, October 11, 2019, immediately prior to the evening student reception. You must have your current university ID for entry.

In lieu of conference registration fees, we ask all attendees to make a donation to the Symposium when prompted on the registration page. Donations will be split between the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and application fee waivers for incoming African American students to UC and XU. We specifically ask that students donate a modest $5, and that all others do so according to ability and perceived value of this experience.

There is limited on-site registration for this conference, which will only be available up to the total conference cap of 500 minus online registration.

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Posted: July 25, 2019
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia

The Center for Cryptologic History’s 17th Biennial Symposium

DEADLINE: October 11, 2019

The Center for Cryptologic History's 17th biennial Symposium on Cryptologic History will take place October 17–18, 2019, at the Kossiakoff Center on the campus of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland. 

Since 1990, the Symposium has served as an opportunity to present historical discoveries found in unclassified and declassified Intelligence Community records and engage in scholarly discussion about their significance to cryptologic history. The 2019 Symposium program offers over 20 educational sessions led by more than 65 speakers. 

Topics include cryptologic history related to WWI, WWII, the Cold War, communications security, cyberspace and technology, international and diplomatic relations, counterintelligence and espionage, declassification and public engagement, and more. 

Deadline to register: October 11, 2019

Questions should be directed to cchevents@nsa.gov.

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Posted: July 25, 2019
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Registration open for the 2019 National Humanities Conference

DEADLINE: November 1, 2019

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2019 National Humanities Conference!

Join us in Honolulu for the first National Humanities Conference hosted outside the continental United States. Together, we will investigate how to deepen the public’s engagement with the humanities.

This year’s programming explores local and regional culture across Oceania. We will consider contemporary issues facing Pacific Island communities—including migration, militarism, political status, and climate change—that resonate with broader national concerns. 

Event Details:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Thursday, November 7th – Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Deadline to Apply: November 1st.

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Posted: August 26, 2019
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia