Conference: Spring 2017

Our spring conference–“Using Local Sources–was  held April 1, 2017, at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT.

book prettyUsing Local Sources: The Association for the Study of Connecticut History Spring Meeting was a day featuring interactive workshops, panel discussions, and thought-provoking speakers. Program follows the photo gallery. Thanks to all those who attended, presented, and support ASCH!



8:30-9a               Registration Coleman Lobby, Bruyette Athenaeum.

Breakfast and Welcome, Bruyette Reception Room, second floor of Athenaeum

9-9:45a               Keynote Address

Viewing Our Future Through the Lens of Our Past. Anthony Johnston, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, University of Saint Joseph. Bruyette Reception Room

10-11a               Concurrent Sessions

Workshop: Teaching Hartford Civil Rights History with Digital Sources. Jack Dougherty, Ph.D. and Vianna Iorio, Trinity College. Bruyette Reception Room

Panel discussion: Using Inquiry to Engage Students in the Social Studies Classroom. Stephen Armstrong, Connecticut State Department of Education; Laura Krenicki, Colchester Public Schools; Ed Dorgan, Regional School District #10; and Olivia Traina, Sacred Heart University. Lynch Hall 207

11:15-12:15p     Concurrent Sessions

Panel Discussion: The Power of Place: Teaching a College Literature Course in a Museum. Jeff Partridge, Ph.D., Abi Rodriguez and Shawntoll Buchanan-Booth, Capitol Community College, with Katie Burton, Ph.D., Harriet Beecher Stowe House, and James Golden, Ph.D., Mark Twain House. Bruyette Reception Room

Interactive Panel: The Murder of Ada Brown: Problem-Based Learning in the Humanities Classroom. Jennifer Cote, Ph.D., with Samantha Mullen, Ashley Wesley, Brenna Miller and Jessica Saltzman, University of Saint Joseph. Lynch Hall 207

12:15-1:15p        Lunch Bruyette Reception Room

1:15-1:45p         Annual Business Meeting

Members will be apprised of ASCH activities and progress and vote on new board members. Those who would like to can visit the University of Saint Joseph Art Museum, located at the right of the Coleman Lobby. Bruyette Reception Room.

145-245p            Concurrent Sessions

Workshop: Integrating Primary Sources and Connecticut History to Promote Civic Engagement. Elizabeth Devine and Tracey Wilson, West Hartford Public Schools (retired). Bruyette Reception Room

Workshop: Digging Deeper: Using Archaeology and Museums in Critical Pedagogy. Eileen Leary, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History with colleagues (tba). Lynch Hall 207.

 245-3p                Break. Coffee refresh available in the Bruyette

3-4p                    Closing Remarks

Ambitious Little Stories: Telling U.S. History with Local Records. Peter Baldwin, Ph.D., University of Connecticut. Bruyette Reception Room

Directions to the University of Saint Joseph as well as a campus map can be found at

Parking passes will be issued via email to conference registrants.