Conference Schedule 2011

 

DC Historical Studies Conference Schedule 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

 

 

 

 6:00 –
9:00

Letitia Woods Brown
Lecture and Conference reception

 

 

Speaker:

 

 

Kenneth J. Winkle

 

 

Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

 

“Lincoln’s Citadel:
The Civil War in Washington,
DC”

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 4, 2011

 

8:45-9:00

Registration

 

9:00-9:30

Introductions

 

9:30-10:45

Plenary: Toward a Digital History of Civil War Washington

 

 

 

 

11:00-12:30

Concurrent Sessions 1 and 2

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1: Built Environment of DC

 

 

Adam Costanzo

“Creating a Grand Capital City
One Building
at a Time: Local Architecture and Development in Early Washington, DC,
1791-1814”

 

Chris Shaheen

“Public Parking: Transforming the Nation’s Capital from
Gritty to Garden City”

 

Gail Spilsbury

“A Washington
Sketchbook: Drawings by R. L. Dickinson, 1917-1918”

 

Session 2: Researching Public School history

 

 

Kimberly Springle

25th Anniversary of the Sumner Museum
and Archives

 

Kesh Ladduwahetty and Lucinda Janke

Researching the history of the DC school system

 

Eaton School representatives

John Eaton School centennial

 

 

 

12:30-2:00

History Network

 

 

 

 

1:30-3:00

Concurrent Sessions 3 and 4

 

 

 

 

 

Session 3: African American Washington

 

 

Emahunn Campbell

“’It All Comes From the Soul:’ The New School
of Afro American Thought, Washington, D.C.,
and Black Arts”

 

Nicolas Martin-Breteau

“Bodies of Character: Sport, education, and racial pride in
the Long Civil Rights Movement, 1890s-1930s”

 

Timothy Dennee

“A District of Columbia Freedmen’s Cemetery in Virginia?  Arlington’s Section 27”

 

Karl Byrand

“The Spatial and Occupational Advantages of Shaw’s Mulatto
Population in Turn-of-the-Century Washington, DC”

 

 

 

 

Session 4:

Civil War Defenses of Washington,
D.C.

 

 

Alexa Viets

“Long Term planning and vision for Civil War Defenses of
Washington.”

 

Simone Monteleone

“Restoration of Fort
Stevens”

 

Susan Horner

National Register Documentation of Civil War Defenses of Washington”

 

James Rosenstock

 “Historic Preservation of Civil War Defenses of Washington.”

 

 

 

3:15-5:00

Concurrent Sessions 5 and 6

 

 

 

 

 

Session 5: Documenting the local Soviet Jewry movement

 

 

David McKenzie

 

 

Claire Uziel

 

 

 

 

 

Session 6: Current Archaeology of Washington, D.C.

 

 

Noel Broadbent

 War of 1812

 

Tom Forhan

 Rock Creek
Park Tenancy

 

Charde Reid

 DC Parks

 

Matt Cochran 

 St. Elizabeth’s

 

Paul Kreisa

 St. Elizabeth’s

 

Tara Tetrault

 Collections

 

Charles Cheek

 Infrastructure & Urban Life

 

Alex Jones & Jenn
Barbiaz

 Archaeology in the Community

 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

 

9:00-9:30

Registration

 

 

 

 

 9:30-10:45

Plenary: Social History of Washington,
DC

 

 

Jessica Ziparo

“’There Are Some Sad Stories I Could Tell You About the
Woman-Clerk Life in Washington’”:
Female Federal Employees In D.C.  (1860-70)”

 

Mark Herlong

“The Golden Age of Washington
Grave-Robbing”

 

Garrett Peck

“Prohibition in Washington,
DC: How Dry We Weren’t”

11:00-12:30

Concurrent Sessions 7 and 8

 

 

 

 

 

Session 7:

150 Years of Policing Washington,
DC

 

 

Lieutenant Nicholas T. Breul

 

 

Mark Herlong

 

 

Sandra Schmidt

 

 

William (“Bill”) Brown,

Moderator

 

 

 

 

Session 8: Contrabands in the DC Area

 

 

Brandon Bies

“Arlington’s
Freedman’s Village,” 

 

Kati Engel

 “Mapping Contraband Camps,”

 

Jonathan Pliska,

“Contrabands on Mason’s Island,”

 

Jenny Masur

Chair

 

 

 

1:30-3:00

Concurrent Sessions 9 and 10 and Tour 1

 

 

 

 

 

Session 9: DC Neighborhoods

 

 

Adam Rubin

“Our Own Outrageous Ontario:
The History and Precarious Future of Adams Morgan’s Ontario Theatre”

 

Marie Maxwell

“A Demographic Neighborhood From 1880-1930”

 

Stephen A. Hansen

“The Anatomy of a Subdivision:  Truesdell’s
Addition to Washington
Heights”

 

 

 

 

Session 10: DC History on the Web

 

 

Matthew Gilmore

H-DC: DC history discussion list

 

Karn Needles

Lincolnarchives Digital
Project

 

John De Ferrari

Streets of Washington
blog

 

 

 

 

Tour 1

 

 

Kim
Roberts

“Henry Adams:
Washington Historian and Author, a Tour of Lafayette Square”

3:15-5:00

Concurrent Sessions 11 and 12 and Tour 2

 

 

 

 

 

Session 11: Neighborhood history

 

 

Patsy Fletcher

Neighborhoods by Neighbors – Three DCCHP Communities: Capitol
View, Eastland Gardens, and Fairlawn

 

 

 

 

Session 12: Political Collections

 

 

Yvonne Carignan

Donna Wells Memorial Session

 

 

Washington, D.C., Political Papers and Collections:
Where the Researcher Finds Primary Sources on DC’s Political Past and Present

 

Tour 2

 

 

Garrett Peck

Tour of Prohibition Washington

 

 

 

 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

 

11:00-3:00

Tour of Civil War Fortifications

 

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