The National Council on Public History announces the availability of its
2003 annual meeting program and registration online at www.ncph.org
The meeting will be held in Houston, Texas, 24-27 April 2003.
Assorted sessions, roundtable discussions, and workshops will address
the conference theme of "Beyond Boundaries: Diversity, Identity, and
Public History." Topics will include interpretation of the civil rights movement, African American public history, interpreting 9-11, history on television, interpretation at presidential sites, corporate history, historic house museums, Teaching American History projects, historians as consultants, women's history, and graduate history education.
Special events (requiring extra fees) include tours, the annual
presidential luncheon, the NCPH Endowment Fundraiser, and a keynote
banquet and awards ceremony on Saturday evening. The keynote speaker
will be Armand Derfner, attorney at law, who will speak on the topic,
"Why Do We Let Judges Say Anything About History When We Know They'll Get It Wrong?" Derfner is the 2002 recipient of the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, bestowed by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, for his role in Ayers v. Mississippi, a 27-year long battle to redress racial discrimination in Mississippi's colleges and universities.
Registration materials must be postmarked by 1 April 2003 to qualify for early registration rates. Pre-registration is required for workshops, tours, meals, and special events since the number of spaces is limited.
For information on the annual meeting, visit the NCPH web site at
www.ncph.org and click on "Annual Meetings." For more information,
contact the NCPH Executive Offices via phone or email.
David G. Vanderstel
National Council on Public History
425 University Boulevard - Cavanaugh 327
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
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