Monday, April 20, 2009

2009 Mass History Conference

Registration is now available online for the 2009 Mass History Conference, With Power for All: Energy and Social Change in Massachusetts. Join colleagues from around the state at the College of the Holy Cross on Monday June 8th for a day-long discussion of the transformative role of energy in Massachusetts. Cathy Stanton, Tufts University, and author of the award-winning book The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City, will deliver the keynote address, followed by nine breakout sessions on topics including "green" museums, public reaction to the introduction of new energy technologies, re-introducing older energy technology such as wind and water, how to develop exhibits and educational programming on energy-related themes, and how historic sites are using lessons from the past to encourage people to live a sustainable life.
In response to popular demand, we have added an additional set of breakout sessions this year, as well as the Public Humanities Toolbox workshop, which presents a set of tools for small cultural heritage organizations to use in order to build an engaging web presence and online community, including blogs, Flickr and photo sharing, Google Maps, sharing audio, video, and documents, wikis, Facebook and social networking, and more! There is no extra charge for this workshop, but registration is limited to 20 participants.

For complete conference details and registration information, please visit the Mass Humanities website at www.masshumanities.org/?p=history_conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Worcester on June 8th!
Patricia L. Bruttomesso
Local History Coordinator
Mass Humanities
66 Bridge Street
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-8440, fax 413-584-8454
Visit our new website at masshumanities.org
Please note my new email: localhistory@masshumanities.org

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