North Carolina Association of Historians offers a “generalist” conference in the historic northeastern region of North Carolina! Information regarding the March 25-26, 2011 conference registration, hotels, maps, parking, programs and other information is available online at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) http://www.ecsu.edu/academics/artshumanities/hispolisci/ncah/index.cfm . The program has a wide range of panels from British Empire, to African American studies, Civil War, History Education, Foreign Policy and more, and is open for academics, public historians, independent historians and history enthusiasts. A special panel on local public history is hosted at the Museum of the Albemarle (MOA) on Friday, March 25. Lawrence Babits (Long, Obstinate and Bloody) is speaking on “Our Captain Flynn” NC’s Benedict Arnold; Chris Meekins (DCR/Archives and History) is speaking on “Form the Line One Last Time”, (African American post in Elizabeth City); and Alex Leary (Camden Public Historian) is speaking on the history of local lighthouses. Special Guest speaker, Dr. Jeff Crow, NC Archives and History, speaks about “Those Other First Families of North Carolina” at the March 25 dinner at the MOA. Other panels will be held in the new Ridley Student Center at ECSU on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Book signings will be available from regional authors, including Mark Bradley (Bluecoats and Tarheels), as well as Lawrence Babits.
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