David P. Thelen, Indiana University professor of history and co-author of the book _The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life_, will be the keynote speaker at the Indiana Association of Historians' 22nd annual meeting to be held from Friday, March 1, to Saturday, March 2, at the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis.
The meeting, which has the theme "Migration of Peoples and Diffusion of Cultures across Time and Place," is being held in the Society's headquarters at 450 W. Ohio St. The program kicks off with an IAH business meeting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a dinner and a program titled "History for the Public: A Roundtable Discussion about the Future of Historical Organizations in Indiana." The discussion will involve the leaders of such institutions as the IHS, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Conner Prairie, and others.
Concurrent sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Session themes for the day include "Indiana Online: The Promise and Challenge of Creating an Electronic State Encyclopedia," "Gender and Culture during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era," "Slavery, Bondage, and Society in Africa: Sudan and the Gold Coast (Ghana)," "Successful Classroom Teaching," and "Indiana Prepares for 2016: Celebrating the State Bicentennial." The meeting's final session will take a look at the events of Sept. 11, 2001, discussing whether it was a turning point or milestone in global history.
Thelen, who will speak at lunch on "Individual Experience: The Fulfillment of Practicing History in a Global Age," has been at IU since 1985 and served as editor of the _Journal of American History_ from 1985 to 1999.
Full registration (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and breaks) costs $70. Other registration options are available. The deadline for registration is Friday, Feb. 22.
For more information or registration materials, contact Ray Boomhower at the IHS by calling, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indiana Historical Society
450 W. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
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