Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This Weekend: the DC Historical Studies Conference!

All of you interested in DC Studies are welcome to attend the 40th DC Historical Studies Conference starting this Thursday evening. In today's Post, John Kelly had a great piece about the conference and specifically about the keynote speaker Professor Kate Masur from Northwestern University, speaking on “Black Politics in Civil War Washington: What Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ Didn’t Tell You.” I'll be speaking about cooperatives on a DC Home Rule panel. There will also be a panel on gentrification in DC, as well as lots of panels about events much further back in DC's past. Here is the program for the entire conference.

Registration costs just $20 online ($25 at the door). You can register for the conference here:
On Thursday, Professor Masur's talk will take place at GWU’s Jack Morton Auditorium in the Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street, NW, with a reception starting at 6pm. On Friday and Saturday, the conference will be held all day at the Historical Society of DC (Carnegie Library, 801 K Street, NW).