Perspectives: Broome County Area History Conference at The Bundy
April 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
The Bundy Museum of History and Art’s First Annual Broome County History Conference
Perspectives on Broome County Area History Conference: April 21st at the Bundy Museum Annex Theatre. Registration begins at 8am with the first keynote at 9. Admission is free.
BINGHAMTON, New York. (Apr. 21, 2018)—The Bundy Museum of History and Art is hosting the area’s first annual local history conference. Drawing together the diverse history community and under-studied history topics, the Perspectives on Broome County Area History Conference presents a full day of history programming. The day will feature three keynote addresses by prominent historians, including the New York State Historian Devin Lander. The conference is also proud to host four panels sessions composed of professional historians, preservationists, history enthusiasts, and family historians. The day will also include Bundy Museum facility tours and poster presentations from Binghamton University history students. For the full program schedule visit bundymuseum.org.
Throughout the day, three historians will present on local history topics and their own work on Broome County history. In the morning, Nancy Osterud will present on the lives of 19th and early 20th century New York State farm women. New York State Historian Devin Lander will give the lunchtime keynote titled, “Elevating History: The Importance of Local History in the Modern World.” SUNY Albany Professor Emeritus Gerald Zahavi, who wrote the foremost work on Endicott Johnson- Workers, Managers, and Welfare Capitalism: The Shoeworkers and Tanners of Endicott Johnson, 1890-1950 –will speak in the evening.
Historians of all types from across New York State responded to Perspective’s call for papers (CFP). Family historians, amateur enthusiasts, academics, and professional historians will present in mixed panels organized by theme. Presentations range from the pre-history of Broome County to the late 20th century. Topics explored include industry and technology, migration/immigration, local cultural institutions, and available resources for historians. Binghamton University students from Professor Dael Norwoord’s class on business in Binghamton will also present their poster projects.
The Bundy Museum of History and Art, one of the Central New York’s premier cultural institutions, is proud to offer this free event to the public and history community. Additional event sponsors include the Binghamton University History Department, TechWorks!, and the Center for Gender, Art, and Culture. WBDY-LP (99.5 FM) will be recording the keynotes and panels and broadcasting them in the coming months. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Janna Rudler, Director of Development at The Bundy Museum of History & Art
SPONSORED BY The Bundy Museum of History & Art, Department of History – Binghamton University, The Center of Gender, Art and Culture, and TechWorks!