A big thank you is deserved for all those who participated in the 38th
Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies!
We had over sixty speakers, moderators, and tour leaders–we drew widely
nationally for our presenters and had a good mix of local scholars–a
tribute to the value placed upon the conference. We had more than a dozen
organizations represented in the History Network, and well over 200
conference attendees. And a dedicated, hard-working conference committee
pulled it all off (Brett Abrams, Jeffrey Donahoe, Matthew Gilmore (Chair),
Mark Greek, Derek Grey, Stephen Hansen, Ida Jones, Jane Freundel Levey,
Adam Lewis, Richard Longstreth, Jason Moore (eo), John Muller, John
Richardson, Gary Scott, Kimberly Springle, Mary Ternes).
We want to thank the Humanities Council of Washington DC, the Association
of Oldest Inhabitants, Friends of the Washingtoniana Division, and the Rainbow
History Project for their financial support.
This support allowed us an expanded conference–returning the Letitita
Woods Brown Lecture to Thursday evening, filling out the program with
sessions into Saturday afternoon, parallel with two tours, and a special
tour on Sunday.
You can see the final schedule on the conference website:
Also images from the reception and sessions.
We will be adding a speaker contact list in the next few days, as well as
including as many of the speaker presentations as are made available to
Folks wishing to join the conference planning committees (program and
logistics) should express their interest by email to:
Our next meeting will be in December to wrap up this conference and begin
on the next.