The Historical Society of Southern California presents its 12th Annual Autry History Conference on Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Autry National Center .
Designed for teachers, students, academic historians, and the lay public under the theme of “ Los Angeles : The Essence of a Community,” the history conferences have presented an exciting array of speakers and subjects over 11 years.
This year’s conference is entitled “Southern California Collage: Back Roads, Parklands, Waterways.” Eleven brilliant and creative scholars will explore Southern California history in a unique way with emphasis on the environment: past, present, and future. This conference will afford attendees an opportunity to join with them in exploring our communities and their relationship with the environment. It will provide excellent information for teachers and support their efforts in bringing important and timely information to their students. Participants will also be given a chance to explore the Autry Museum .
Member (ANC/HSSC) ($35)
08:30 am -=- Registration and refreshments
Welcome to the Autry National Center
John Gray, President and CEO, Autry National Center
Welcome to HSSC’s 12th Annual Autry History Conference
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
John O. Pohlmann, President, Historical Society of Southern California
Greg Hise, University of Nevada , Las Vegas
Order of business for today
Pat Adler-Ingram, Executive Director, Historical Society of Southern California
Panel: “Alternative Histories: Art and the Southern California Environment”
Jennifer Price, Chair
Claude Wiley, California State University, Northridge, (Urban Studies and Planning); Art Center College of Design, (Humanities and Design Research)
Kim Stringfellow, California State University, San Diego (School of Art Design and Art History)
Mark Chamberlain, BC Space Gallery & Photographic Art Service
Jerry Burchfield, The Legacy Project
11:30 am -=- Lunch and self-guided tour of Autry Museum
01:00 pm -=- Presentation of Awards for Excellence in Historical Research and Writing
Norman Neuerburg Award, James Sandos
Martin Ridge Award, Linda Mollno
Panel: “Building Southern California’s Water Infrastructure”
Eileen Wallis, Chair, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Andy Strathman, University of San Diego (History)
Eliza Layne Martin, University of California, Santa Cruz (History)
James Taylor, California State University, San Marcos (History)
Film and Discussion: “ Los Angeles Harbor and Its Environmental Impact”
Jon Wilkman, Wilkman Productions.
3:00 pm -=- Adjourn for Door Prizes, Wine and Cheese reception.
No lunch will be available for registrations received after April 1.
Historical Society of Southern California
Post Office Box 93487
Pasadena , California 91109-3487
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)