365 Days of Cool Adventures in Boston for History-Lovers
Description: A participatory adventure to kick of History Camp and rev up your creativity.
Account Books Reveal the Darndest Things: Accessing a Ubiquitous and Opaque Source to Reveal Untold Stories about the American Revolution
An Overnight Sensation 30 years in the Making: Researching Women on April 19, 1775
Due to an illness in her family, Jeanne had to cancel.
Becoming a Historian: How to Apply to and What to Expect in Graduate School
Liz Covart, Uncommonplace Book
An overview of how to apply and what to expect in a history Ph.D. program. Talk will offer suggestions about how to research professors and programs, what you should know about funding, the kind of work you can expect as a graduate student, and a discussion of job prospects.
Bring History to the Classroom: Marketing your Historical Society or Museum to Teachers
Many museums, historic sites and historical societies are missing great opportunities for exposure and patrons by not marketing to schools in a more effective manner. Many schools are facing tough choices with smaller budgets and needs with Common Core, while some institutions cannot fit entire grades within their space, this program will walk you through overcoming these obstacles and give the teachers in the crowd an opportunity to learn how to connect with the valuable historic resources around them.
Bringing the Past to Life in Six Women of Salem,
Marilynne is ill and had to cancel.
Bromances and Frenemies of the Founding Fathers: Who Loved Each Other, Who Hated Each Other, and Why
No, the Founding Fathers didn’t stand around admiring each other all day.
Some of the Founding Fathers truly loathed each other. Others got on famously.
This will be an educational gossip session, where we’ll
look at wh
y Jefferson and Adams didn’t speak to each other for 12 years (and why they started again),
the on-again off-
again quality of Washington and Adams’ partnership, why Washington and Hamilton’s
partnership was so impactful, and the nuts and bolts of the Hamilton/Jefferson feud. There will be no talk
of Aaron Burr or any duels, because Burr really doesn’t qualify as a Founding Father, no matter what he
might have done to Alexander Hamilton.
Crowdsourcing Possibilities Relating to a Collection of Revolutionary-era Newspapers: Help us Gauge Interest in Annotating the Annotated Newspapers of Harbottle Dorr
Nancy Heywood and Kathleen Barker, Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/dorr The Massachusetts Historical Society recently digitized a complete four volume set of Revolutionary-era Boston newspapers and pamphlets collected, annotated, and indexed by Harbottle Dorr, Jr., a shopkeeper in Boston. Although the website (www.masshist.org/dorr ) includes various pathways to the
collection of 805 newspapers, 15 pamphlets, and 133 index pages, there are many potential enhancements. After an introduction to the digital collection, the presenters will lead a discussion of various add-ons, some of them potentially could be configured as crowdsourcing activities--tagging and/or transcribing. But which crowdsourcing activity would be most appealing to history enthusiasts? Please attend this session and share your opinion!