2011 Conference Papers

Why Washington History Matters (2010 Letitia Woods Brown Lecture) [published in Washington History]

2011 Letitia Woods Brown Lecture Thursday night – Lincoln’s Citadel
[YouTube video]
Friday 9:30 Plenary: Toward a Digital History of Civil War Washington
Friday 11:00 Session 1: Built Environment of DC

    From Gritty to Garden City – Chris Shaheen
    Washington Sketchbook: Drawings by R. L. Dickinson Slides – Gail Spilsbury
    Washington Sketchbook: Drawings by R. L. Dickinson, 1917-1918 Notes – Gail Spilsbury

Friday 11:00 Session 2: Researching Public School history
Friday 12:30 History Network
Friday 1:30 Session 3: African American Washington

    A District of Columbia Freedmen’s Cemetery in Virginia? Arlington’s Section 27 – Timothy Dennee

Friday 1:30 Session 4: Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C.
Friday 3:15 Session 5: Documenting the local Soviet Jewry movement
Friday 3:15 Session 6: Current Archaeology of Washington, D.C.

    Worthy of the nation: The Effects of Infrastructure on the Archeology of Urban Life in the District of Columbia – [a look at Square 530 – F/G/3rd/4th Sts NW] – Charles D. Cheek

Saturday 9:30 Plenary: Social History of Washington, DC

    Prohibition in Washington, DC: How Dry We Weren’t – Garrett Peck
    Female Federal Employees In DC  – Ziparo

Saturday 11:00 Session 7: 150 Years of Policing Washington, DC

    On Being Black in an Overwhelmingly White Police Department – Sandra K. Schmidt
    The Poet and the Policeman: Walt Whitman and Officer Doyle – Martin Murray (see the Yale University Library Gazette)

Saturday 11:00 Session 8: Contrabands in the DC Area

    Freedmen’s experience on Theodore Roosevelt Island – Jonathan Pliska

Saturday 1:30 Session 9: DC Neighborhoods

    Our Own Outrageous Ontario – Adam Rubin
    Segregation in Truxton Circle 1880-1930 – Marie Maxwell

Saturday 1:30 Session 10: DC History on the Web

    Blogging DC History – John De Ferrari
    H-DC – Matthew Gilmore

Saturday 1:30 Tour 1: Lafayette Square
Saturday 3:15 Session 11: Neighborhood history

    Capitol View presentation – Patricia Hallman
    African American Architects & Builders of Eastland Gardens – Javier Barker

Saturday 3:15 Session 12: Political Collections

    Local DC Politics in Records in the DC Public Library’s Washingtoniana Division – Derek Gray

Saturday 3:15 Tour 2: Prohibition Washington


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