39th Annual DC Historical Studies Conference
Published on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:02pm
What: 39th Annual DC Historical Studies Conference
Where: Carnegie Library and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
When: October 18-21, 2012
The 39th Annual DC Historical Studies Conference features more than 20 sessions, lectures, panels, exhibits, and more on DC history topics. Highlights include:
- Opening reception followed by the Letitia Woods Brown Lecture, Thursday, Oct. 18 6:30-9 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. "A Free Man of Color and his Hotel, James Wormley and the African-American Community in pre-and post-Emancipation Washington, presented by Carol W. Gelderman, Distinguished Professor of English, University of New Orleans.
- Concurrent sessions Friday and Saturday at MLK Library, including DC Emancipation Sesquicentennial sessions
- History Network, Friday, Oct. 19, 12:30-2 p.m., MLK Library Great Hall, ~30 participating organizations
View the full conference schedule at http://annualconferencedchistoricalstudies.wordpress.com/about/. The conference is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation. Registration is required (advance or day-of available).
Questions? Contact Washingtoniana at 202-727-1213.
Note: On Friday and Saturday, all DCPL Special Collections' reference service is suspended. All space is dedicated to conference activities.
Co-sponsored by the Association of Oldest Inhabitants; the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives; Cultural Tourism DC; Friends of Washingtoniana Division (FOWD); H-DC – http://www.h-net.org/~dclist; the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.; Rainbow History Project; and the Washingtoniana Division (Special Collections) of the D.C.Public Library.