Friday, September 13, 2013

DC history X: 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies

The 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies, November 14 - 17, 2013, includes several sessions that might be of interest to modern-day advocates, residents, and providers:
  • The Transition to Home Rule in Washington, D.C., November 15
  • Gentrification and its Discontents: Displacement and policy efforts to mitigate its effects, 1970- 2013, November 15
  • Chinatown – a new film looking at today’s Chinatown and its future in the context of historical studies, November 15
  • Protests, November 16
  • DC Community History Project: Discovering Hidden Communities, November 16
  • The Archaeology of DC Parks and the Play DC Playground Initiative, November 16
  • Neighborhood Change and Placemaking, November 16

The most up-to-date information is on the conference blog.

The conference is co-sponsored by Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of D.C., Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, Cultural Tourism DC, George Washington University, H-DC, Washington, D.C. History (, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., Humanities Council of Washington, DC, Rainbow History Project, Special Collections/DC Public Library (Washingtoniana Division).

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