Conference: Spring 2018

The theme for the ASCH spring conference this year is “Using Oral History and Popular Culture to Teach Connecticut’s Past.” Ideal for teachers of all levels, independent historians and other interested folks, it will be held on May 19 at the Connecticut Historical Society, located at the corner of Elizabeth and Asylum Avenues in Hartford. The conference will feature concurrent sessions, the annual business meeting and time to browse the museum.  Breakfast and lunch are provided with advance registration. Conference begins at 8:45 with registration and ends around 3:30. We hope you’ll join us for what should be a fascinating day learning about the Nutmeg state.

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845-930a Breakfast and registration

930a Opening remarks, including a tribute to late ASCH board member Bruce Stave

10a First session
Carl Antonucci, Steve Kilger, Matthew Rhodes, Briana McGurkin, Central Connecticut State University, Panel Discussion on Oral History

11a Break

1115a Concurrent Sessions

  1. Kit Eves, Life Review: Oral History with Elders; Tony Roy and students from the Connecticut River Academy, Immigration to the Connecticut River Valley: Oral Histories and Artifacts
  2. Aimee Loiselle, University of Connecticut: Fragmented Archives: Northeastern Millworkers and Puerto Rican Needleworkers–the Same Industry, Different Collections

1215p Lunch

130p Concurrent Sessions

  1. Laurie Lamarre, Fairfield Museum and Connecticut League of History Organizations, Refugee and Immigrant Stories at the Fairfield Museum
  2. Chris Newell, Akomawt Educational Initiative Co-founder, Educational Coordinator, Connecticut’s Historical Markers: Contextualizing Settler Colonialism and Native America Erasure

230p ASCH Annual Meeting, time to visit the museum

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