2017 Mass History Conference

    Monday, June 12, 2017

Hogan Campus Center, College of Holy Cross, Worcester.

The 13th annual Massachusetts History Conference is in the planning stages.  To participate in planning, email Patty Bruttomesso:  localhistory@masshumanities.org

Public historians are responsible for igniting a passion for history and consciousness of the past, and fostering public dialogue. This year’s conference will focus on the ways that public history organizations and institutions large and small work to inspire and engage audiences and constituencies, local residents of all stripes, board members, sponsors, students, and school kids.

Keynote speaker announced

Liz Sevcenko

Liz Sevcenko

Liz Sevcenko, Director of the Humanities Action Lab, will keynote the 2017 Mass History Conference. Few can rival Liz Sevcenko’s impressive list of national and community initiatives, and with a 2017 conference theme on inspiring public dialogue and instilling excitement about history, we are thrilled to announce that she will be our keynote speaker. She has led many civic dialogues on issues such as cultural identity, labor relations, housing, welfare, immigration, and other timely and pressing concerns. From her time at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, she has gone on to found and direct the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, coordinate Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and launch the Guantanamo Public Memory Project before taking the helm of the Humanities Action Lab. Read Liz’s bio.