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Call for Papers: Fields of Conflict Conference, Mashantucket, CT

MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT MUSEUM & RESEARCH  CENTER

AWARD CATEGORIES:
$200 for best high school student poster
$300 for best undergraduate student poster
$400 for best graduate student poster
ELIGIBILITY:
High school students and currently enrolled full or part-time undergraduate and graduate students
REQUIREMENTS:
The poster abstract is due May 1st by 5:00p.m. and the final poster must be submitted no later than September 26, 2018 at 8:00a.m. Please email your poster abstract to Ashley Bissonnette at abissonnette@pequotmuseum.org and include “FOC Student Poster” in your subject line. Poster topics must include new perspectives regarding battle field archaeology or conflict studies.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about the award, how to apply, evaluation criteria, requirements and
your research please contact Ashley Bissonnette at abissonnette@pequotmuseum.org. Students
are welcome to use research materials at the museum upon appointment. For conference details
and registration, please go to http://www.pequotmuseum.org/FieldsOfConflict.aspx

Conference:
26-30 SEPTEMBER 2018
MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER
10TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL

Historic New England to Host Conference on Preserving Affordable Housing

Historic New England presents Preserving Affordability, Affording Preservation: Prospects for Historic Multi-Family Housing on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the All Saints’ Church in Boston. The conference gathers leading advocates in affordable housing and historic preservation to look at the past, present, and future of our region’s historic multi-family housing.

Historic multi-family buildings, such as New England’s iconic three-deckers, once served as “gateway” housing, providing affordable options for renters and a path to home ownership. Can these historically affordable buildings be adapted to meet current needs? Can we preserve affordability while also preserving historic buildings, neighborhood character, and urban density?

Presentations include scholars and practitioners in urban planning, historic preservation, architecture, and politics. The conference explores how cities can approach preserving historic character while balancing sustainability, affordability, and diversity.

Join us for this conversation that brings together voices from historic preservation and affordable housing to consider historic multi-family housing and its place in our communities. See a complete list of speakers and an agenda.

Registration information

Register online or by calling 617-994-6678. The registration fee is $85 for adults and $35 for students with ID. Fees include a continental breakfast, lunch, and reception.

Winterthur Furniture Forum, April 12-14, 2018

The Sewell C. Biggs
WINTERTHUR FURNITURE FORUM
Furniture Traditions of the Early American Countryside

April 12–14, 2018

Don’t miss lectures, a craft demonstration, and workshops highlighting exciting new research on cabinetmakers in New England, the Shenandoah Valley, and the South, which will inspire greater understanding of, and appreciation for, the many cultural crosscurrents that shaped life throughout 18th- and early 19th-century rural America.

Registration now open! Call 800.448.3883 or download the Registration Form.

You may also be interested in the Furniture Forum Brochure or applying for the Furniture Forum Scholarship.

Free New England Heritage Education Summit

 Converging Paths and Common Goals

Archaeology, History, Science, Interpretation, and Education                                      

 October 13, 2017

The Archaelogical Institute of America and the Museum of Science are hosting a summit for heritage educators and those in affiliated fields at the Museum of Science in Boston.

If you are a heritage educator or in an affiliated field, we invite you to join us for a daylong summit where we will identify and highlight successful practices, provide participants with hands on experiences and practical advice, and encourage networking and collaboration among those of us who are engaged in similar efforts and share the same passion for reaching out to the public. We are looking for participants from a wide variety of backgrounds, including museums, historical societies, schools, historic parks, governmental agencies, non-profits, and living history groups to explore public outreach programs through shared and divergent lenses.

Join us for this unique professional development opportunity!

Date:     October 13, 2017

Place:    Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

Register Now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-england-heritage-education-summit-tickets-38049437893

Preliminary Schedule

8am                       Welcome and Icebreaker

8:30-9:15              Heritage Education Perspectives on Outreach Part I (panel)

9:15-10:05           Bringing the Community Together: Archaeology Fairs

10:30-11:20         Archaeology and STEM

11:20-12:30         Heritage Education Perspectives on Outreach Part II (group discussion)

12:30-1                 Future Plans and Concluding remarks

1pm                       Lunch together in cafeteria (optional)

Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and the Museum of Science, Boston

New England Museum Association Conference

Who: Museum people! Includes new and experienced professionals, as well as students

What: New England Museum Association annual conference – 3 days of challenging and encouraging conversations

Where: Falmouth, MA – the Cape!

When: October 25-27, 2017

Almost exactly a month from now the New England Museum Association (NEMA) will hold their annual conference. This is a fantastic opportunity for current and emerging museum professionals as well as museum students to participate in current conversations in the field, do some networking, and be a part of the largest gathering of New England museum professionals. While the early bird deadline has passed, there is still plenty of time to sign up – for one day or all three days!

This year’s conference theme is ‘Truth and Trust: Museums in a Polarized Society.’ With sessions such as Leading from all Levels: What You Can Do for Social Justice; Thinking about Science, Creativity, and Informal Learning: Conversations about Public Conflict over Decision-Relevant Science; Finding New Relevance in Legacy Collections; and many more, there are bound to be great and challenging conversations throughout the whole conference! And if that’s not enough, the evenings offer events to continue networking and relax in fun environments – such as a beach BBQ and exclusive visits to fascinating local museums.

To learn more about the conference, see the full schedule of sessions and events, and register, click here. 

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