The Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH)

SCHEDULE April 23, 2022

“Teaching History with Courage”

10: 00                    Opening Remarks: Stephen Armstrong, ASCH President

10:15-11:00         Keynote Address: Professor David Blight, Yale University

11:15-12:15         Educator Discussion: Teaching History with Courage

Panel Participants:

Tom Thurston, Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University

Ashley Daley, Weaver High School, Hartford

Ed Dorgan, Regional School District #10

Charles Newhall, St. John’s Preparatory School, Massachusetts

Allison Norrie, Andrew Warde High School, Fairfield

Tony Roy, President, Connecticut Council for the Social Studies

Kevin Staton, Fairfield Public Schools

12:20-1:00           Accessing Digital Resources in History:

Carl Antonucci, Director of Library Service, Elihu Burritt Library, CCSU

Sharon Clapp, Digital Resources Librarian, Elihu Burritt Library, CCSU

Corrine Swanson, Manager of School Programs, Connecticut Historical Society

1:00-2:30              Fostering Inclusivity in History and Social Studies Education

                                Opening Remarks and Introductions: Panel Chair Kelly Marino, Sacred Heart University

1:00-1:30: African History in Global and Local Contexts

                                Panel Participants:

                                Caroline Ritter, Texas State University

Nancy Steenburg, University of Connecticut

Jamie Eves, University of Connecticut

1:30-2:00: Hispanic and Latinx Voices in the Curriculum and Archives

                                Panel Participants:

Paul Ortiz, University of Florida

Elena Marie Rosario, University of Michigan

Jasmin E. Agosto, Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library

2:00-2:30: LGBTQ History from Connecticut’s Past and Beyond

                                Panel Participants:

                                William Mann, Central Connecticut State University

Kevin Vrevich, Wesleyan University

Allison Norrie, Andrew Warde High School, Fairfield

2:30-3:45              Disrupting White Supremacy in American History

Opening Remarks and Introductions: Panel Chair Brittney Yancy, Goodwin University

Panel Participants:

Siobhan Carter-David, Association Professor of History & Women’s Studies, Southern

Connecticut State University

Jason Chang, Director of Asian and Asian American Studies & Associate Professor of

History, University of Connecticut

Chris Newell, Passamaquoddy and Co-Founder/Director of Education: Akomawt

Educational Initiative

Nataliya Braginsky, 2021 Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year,

Metropolitan Business Academy, New Haven

3:45-4:30              Keynote Address: Professor Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History,

University of Connecticut

4:30                        Closing Remarks

To register for this event, click here.

High school and college students may attend for no cost, but still must register.

For additional information on this event, contact

Stephen Armstrong, President

Allison Norrie, Vice President

Since 1970, the Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH) has been promoting the study of the history of Connecticut via meetings and conferences.  In 1974, ASCH began publishing Connecticut History, with a title change in 2014 to Connecticut History Review. It is the only academic, peer-reviewed, journal devoted to the history of Connecticut.  Our meetings, conferences and the Connecticut History Review serve many different constituencies:  academic scholars, museum and historical society professionals, history buffs, graduate students, and educators.