Join the New England Archivists at the 2016 Massachusetts History Conference:
Putting History on the Map Together: In Town, County, and Across the Commonwealth
June 13, 2016
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Join us for a public conversation about advocacy for local and public history organizations in Massachusetts, along with a program filled with opportunities to meet, network, and collaborate. Participate in workshops; learn about grants; participate in skills development for professionals or volunteers in public history.
Keynote speaker: Steve Bromage, Executive Director of the Maine Historical Society and the Maine Memory Network.
See the full program and register at http://masshumanities.org/programs/mass-history/history-conference-2016/
Make sure to check out the NEA-sponsored and archives-related talks:
Digital Tools for Sharing Your Collections
Participants learn about and try out popular and readily-available archival digital tools, many of which are used by large archives, including Omeka, Flickr, Wikipedia, the Internet Archive, WordPress, digital humanities mapping, networks, and text analysis tools. What tools have you used to share and develop information with collaborators at a distance? Session includes tips, instruction, discussion, and hands-on learning.
Marta Crilly, Boston City Archives
Jenny Gotwals, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University
Nicholas Houlahan, Simmons College
James McGrath, Brown University
Michelle Montalbano, Simmons College
Anna Newman, Simmons College
Greta Suiter, Institute Archives and Special Collections at MIT Libraries
Mark Vassar, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University
Jessica Venlet, Institute Archives and Special Collections at MIT Libraries
Setting Up an Archives
Participants learn how to set up an archives for a small historical organization, with practical tips from the trenches.
Jeannette A. Bastian, Simmons College
Michelle Chiles, Rhode Island Historical Society
Rachel Onuf, Roving Archivist
Invitation to Collaborate
Working together for public history: learn about engaging collaboration opportunities currently available to historical organizations throughout Massachusetts, including cataloguing and or digitizing your materials, or participating in gathering up local memories and historical materials along with others.
Tom Blake, Boston Public Library / Digital Commonwealth
Rob Cox, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Carolyn Goldstein, Mass Memories Road Show / University of Massachusetts Boston
Desiree Hamelin, Freedom’s Way Trail Initiative
Elizabeth Thomsen, Digital Commonwealth
This conference is sponsored by the American Association for State and Local History, Mass Humanities, Massachusetts Historical Society, Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (MA SHRAB), New England Archivists, University of Massachusetts Amherst Program in Public History, University of Massachusetts Boston Public History and Archives Tracks and the Joseph P. Healey Library