Massachusetts Historical Society Conferences
"Massachusetts and the Civil War: The Commonwealth and National Disunion"
4-6 April 2013
This conference will consider almost every major aspect of Massachusetts’ participation in the war: reform activities and the origins of the war; military life; the war, politics, and the economy; slavery and emancipation; and how the citizens of Massachusetts came to terms with the consequences of the conflict. It will feature established scholars as well as up-and-coming historians who will tackle new areas of emphasis, including the radical intellectual tradition, health, the environment, and the memory of the war. Visit the conference page.
Questions? Contact Kate Viens, Research Coordinator, at email@example.com or 617-646-0568.
For more than two decades, the Massachusetts Historical Society has been offering scholarly conferences on a wide variety of topics. These have ranged from the libraries of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, to Transcendentalism, Boston's business community before the Civil War, the city's environmental history, and recent immigration to the U.S.
Presenters come from throughout the U.S. and are leading scholars in their respective fields. Often, conferences culminate in a publication of essays that are drawn from the program and represent a lasting contribution to historical scholarship.
What's New about the New Immigration to the U.S.? Traditions and Transformations since 1965 (2011)
Margaret Fuller and Her Circles (2010)
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson: Libraries, Leadership, and Legacy (2009)
I-CHORA 3: International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (2007)
Power and Protest: The Civil Rights Movement in Boston, 1960-1968 (2006)
Remaking Boston: The City and Environmental Change Over the Centuries (2006)
Women, War, Work: American Women and the U.S. Military in the Twentieth Century (2004)
"Spires of Form": The Emerson Bicentennial Conference (2003)
For information about earlier conference programs, please contact Kate Viens, Research Coordinator, at 617-646-0568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From its first conference volume on American Unitarianism, issued in 1989, to Margaret Fuller and Her Circles, forthcoming from the University Press of New England, the MHS has made the scholarship developed through its conferences widely and permanently available to the field.
The MHS publication series Studies in American History and Culture comprises many of these volumes. More recently, MHS conference volumes published by other presses have given our conference scholarship an even wider reach. Peruse these essay collections.