D.C. Historical Studies Conference
Dates and Locations
Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture and Opening Reception
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Reception: 6 p.m., Lecture: 7 p.m.
Jack Morton Auditorium
GWU Media and Public Affairs Building.
805 21st Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
801 K Street NW
at Mount Vernon Square
Washington, D.C. 20001
Click here to download the conference program [PDF].
The cost to attend the conference is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Online registration has ended, but you can still register at the door!
About the Conference
We invite you to take part in the 40th Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies. The theme for this year's conference is “Marching on Washington,” covering a diverse range of anniversaries: the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, 1973 initiation of modern Home Rule, the centennial of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession, and the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The conference opens with the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture and reception, honoring the memory of this pioneering scholar of African American history. Kate Masur, an associate professor of history at Northwestern University and author of An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle Over Equality in Washington, D.C., is this year's speaker.
You are also invited to take part in the Friday lunch-hour History Network, a forum where history-related organizations and vendors display materials explaining their activities and services. Those interested in reserving a space may write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference submissions deadline has passed but the Call for Papers is available.
The 40th Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies is co-sponsored by the Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C., the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, Cultural Tourism DC, Friends of Washingtoniana Division, H-DC http://www.h-net.org/~dclist/, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., Rainbow History Project, George Washington University and the Washingtoniana Division of the D.C. Public Library.
The organizing committee (Matthew Gilmore, chair; Brett Abrams, Johanna Bockman, Jeffrey Donahoe, Mark Greek, Stephen Hansen, Ida Jones, Chris Klemek, Jennifer Krafchik, Jane Freundel Levey, Adam Lewis, Jenny Masur, John Muller, John Richardson, Gary Scott, Kimberly Springle, Mary Ternes, Ruth Trocolli, and Kim Zablud) welcomes the assistance of other volunteers on any of three subcommittees: program, logistics, or publicity. In addition, volunteers are always needed to help run the conference. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact: Matthew Gilmore at email@example.com