Archives Partnership Trust Upcoming Events Calendar
The Archives Partnership Trust honored Dr. James McPherson with the 2013 Empire State Archives and History Award program on November 7.
The Archives Partnership Trust, Greenberg Traurig, History (TM), Times Union and WMHT present an engaging evening of conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. James McPherson and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they talked about Dr. McPherson career of distinction as one of this nation’s foremost chroniclers of the past.
James M. McPherson, PhD, an American Civil War expert and one of the most distinguished historians of our time, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. His other bestselling books include For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War, What They Fought For, 1861-1865; Gettysburg: The Paintings of Mort Kunstler, Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution; and Fields of Fury. An active preservationist, he has served on the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission since 1991. Dr. McPherson was named the Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities for 2000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. McPherson transferred to emeritus status from Princeton in 2004 as the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Emeritus and in 2007 became the recipient of the first Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Capital District Civil War Round Table
EYP/ Architecture & Engineering P.C.
Hilton Hotel & Resort
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
New York State Writers Institute
Premiere Transportation Group
All proceeds from the event will go to support the programs of the New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust.
Researching New York 2013
November 14 & 15, 2013
University at Albany, SUNY
This annual conference brings together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, teachers, documentarians, and multimedia producers, to share their work on New York State history.
Conference registration is $55.00. Register today at nystatehistory.org/researchny/rsny.html
"The Gods of Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York, 1800 to 1950." by Robert Orsi, Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Northwestern University.
New York City is generally thought of as the epitome of American modernity and so it was—but it was also a rich landscape of religious practice, innovation, and conflict. Religion did not just happen in New York City; it happened through the city, in the media of its streets, shadows, and stoops, and in exchanges among people of all the world's religions. New York has never been a secular city—or perhaps the religious history of New York demands a rethinking of what "secular" means. Virtually every major development in American religious history had if not its origins in New York then its most public and extravagant expression. This lecture invites a rethinking of American urbanism as a profoundly religious reality.
Hosted by the History Department of the University at Albany.
Sponsored the Archives Partnership Trust and NYS Museum
2013 Conference on New York State History
June 12-14, 2014 and will be hosted by
Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York
Call for Proposals
The Conference on New York State History is seeking proposals for the 2014 conference to be held in Poughkeepsie, New York, at Marist College. Presentations may consider any aspect and time period of New York State’s history. Conference sponsors are especially interested in proposals that highlight the role that partnerships among historical and cultural organizations can play in promoting better public understanding of New York State history.
What to submit
• Completed proposal form (Individual Proposal Form or Session Proposal Form)
• Description – no longer than 300 words – of presentation, session, panel/roundtable discussion, or workshop. Include a brief discussion of sources, methodology, and argument.
All proposals must be received by January 7, 2014, at 5:00 pm. The Program Committee will meet to consider proposals in mid-January. Applicants will be notified immediately thereafter. Submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Conference?
The Conference on New York State History is an annual meeting of academic and public historians, librarians and archivists, educators, publishers, and other interested individuals who come together to discuss topics and issues related to the people of New York State in historical perspective and to share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming, and the networking of resources and services.
Presentation formats may include:
• Presentation sessions (Chair and 3 presenters; 75 minutes)
• Panel/Roundtable discussion sessions (Chair/Moderator and 3–4 panelists; 75 minutes)
• Workshops and practical sessions (workshops 3–5 hours; practical sessions 75 minutes)
• Individual presentations (25 minutes)
Preference will be given to full session proposals. We encourage presenters to take a dynamic approach, including the use of visual and audio aids, audience participation, and discussions, rather than solely reading a paper.
Other questions? Email email@example.com.
Hosted by New York Historical Association
Sponsored by Archives Partnership Trust, New York State Museum and Hudson River Valley Institute