Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday, April 3 Update

With the conference in full swing, here's some of what's happening at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence:

  • Keynote addresses by Jill Lepore of Harvard University and Jim Stewart of Macalester College (see here and here) both explored how the past and present can/should/do intersect in the world of public history.
  • As always, networking is a big part of the conference - even moreso than in previous years. Mary Rizzo reflects on the role of networking in her conference experience and Denise Meringolo blogs about the successful (and intensive!) "speed networking" session on Thursday.
  • Keying off a session on "Historical Truths and Reconciliation," Andrea Stewart extends keynote speaker Jim Stewart's discussion of how the "millenial generation" may extend activism and exploration of the historical wounds of the past, while Chuck Arning is also thinking about the millenials.

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