Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Conferences sooner and later; black history, public history

Contributing to the many and diverse events of the War of 1812 bicentennial, Brock University in St. Catharines  -- in cooperation with York University's Harriet Tubman Institute, the Central Ontario Network for Black History, the St. Catharines Museum, and others -- is hosting a workshop entitled We Stand on Guard for Thee: The African Canadian Experience in the War of 1812.

It's May 10 and 11, 2012 and I'm told that due to late funding, they have been slow to publicize and would welcome later registrants.  More information is available from the Tubman, and the links for online registration are there too. 

Meanwhile, Michelle Hamilton of the public history program at Western University in London reminds me of the (American) National Council of Public History's annual conference, to be held in Ottawa in April 2013:
The NCPH is a membership association of museum and archivist professionals, consultants, teachers and students, cultural resource managers, government historians, film and media producers, historical interpreters, policy advisors, and many others. While academics do come to our meetings, it is wonderfully open atmosphere and all types of historians, teachers and the interested public attend and find camaraderie. We hope that many Canadians interested in history will attend.
All the details will be on the conference website

Update: Active History, noting its third anniversary with a thoughtful retrospective on historyblogging, also launches a series leading up to another 1812 conference, the "Whose War Was It, Anyway?" sessions in Waterloo May 30.

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