NEA seeks interested individual(s) to assist the Massachusetts History Conference (MHC) in planning an archives track at their annual conference in June 2016.
The Massachusetts History Conference's purpose is to support public local history. The conference features panel discussions and workshops on topics of interest to small museums and other historical organizations and people who work with them. Over 100 people, representing public history in the state of Massachusetts, attend this event at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA every year. Recent speakers at the MHC have included Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, filmmaker Ian Cheney, Professor Jill Lepore, and author Ray Raphael. The 2016 MHC, as it did in 2015, will feature an archives track within the program and has again given New England Archivists the opportunity to organize this portion. This is an incredible opportunity to help shape a vital and interesting conference and advocate for the role of archivists and archives to our region's public historians.
Planning for the Conference has just begun and will conclude in early June (2016) with the Conference itself. If you are interested in this opportunity or have further questions, please contact NEA President Colin Lukens (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline to express interest is Tuesday, October 13, 2015.
Further information on the MHC can be found here: http://masshumanities.org/programs/mass-history/history-conference/