The Conference on New York State History (June 12-14, 2014 at Marist College in Poughkeepsie) 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 a historical perspective and to share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming, and the networking of resources and services. Registration is available online. Schedule. Attend a pre-conference workshop called “Imperiled Promise: Public History and Shared Authority at New York’s National Park Service sites” where participants will discuss issues raised in the Organization of American Historians report that critically examines the ways in which the National Park Service presents history to the public. Panelists will focus particular attention on the issue of “shared authority” at New York’s NPS sites.
“The Social Bases of Support for and Opposition to Women’s Suffrage” features a panel that includes Chair Judith Wellman, Historical New York Research Associates and Presentations/Panel: Anne M. Derousie, Women’s Rights National Historical Park; Susan Goodier, Hamilton College; Grey Ostreud, Needham Heights, MA; and Karen Pastorello, Tompkins Cortland Community College. Participants in this session will explore the issues of women’s suffrage by illuminating the intersections between gender and class from the early 19th through the early 20th centuries. Discussion will draw upon recent research on anti slavery activists, rural women, working class women, and the “antis.” Other programs of interest include the writing of historical narratives, the use of media in heritage tourism, workshops for educators, and much more including a presentation by filmmaker Ken Burns.