News & Events Archive
October 20, 2008
The Bicentennial of the End of the Slave Trade, 1808-2008: The New Hampshire Commemoration
Time:October 20, 2008 3pm
The Center for New England Culture and the University of New Hampshire community will honor the lives of persons captured and enslaved during the Atlantic slave trade at an event on the Durham campus at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2008. This event will commemorate the bicentennial of the legal end of the African slave trade by the United States in 1808, and it will note those Africans who were transported to slavery in New Hampshire and struggled for their freedom.
June 1-2, 2007
Black New England Conference 2007: Visible Lives, Remembered Places
Dates: June 1-2, 2007.
Building on the success of the 2006 conference and with additional funding from a President's Excellence Award, the conference will broaden its subject to include presentations about African American life, history, and culture in all the New England states. Keynote speakers will include Professor James Campbell, Brown University, and Professor Joanne Pope Melish, University of Kentucky. There will be sessions on Black Life in New England, Black Cultural Expressions in New England, Social Memories, Memorials, and Trails, Black New England and Africa, Black New England and the Caribbean, and a teachers workshop on researching and teaching local Black History. The teacher workshop will showcase research projects by JerriAnne Boggis, Valerie Cunningham, and David Watters whose work was funded by the UNH President's Excellence Award. For further information about the conference, contact conference cochair, JerriAnne Boggis (JerriAnne.Boggis@unh.edu ).
April 30, 2007
Heritage New Hampshire Lecture Series: Professor Julie Ellison, Director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, a national consortium of universities and colleges committed to public scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design.
Time: April 30th, 12p.m.-3p.m.
Her lecture on Imagining New Hampshire will be the occasion for a gathering of UNH faculty, students, historical society and museum staff, and state officials in historical and cultural preservation and tourism. Look for announcements for the location of the event later in the semester.
April 28, 2007
Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail Symposium
Location: Levinison Room of Portsmouth Public Library.
Time: Saturday, April 28th from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
This year's event, "The Civil Rights Movement in New Hampshire" will feature a distinguished keynote speaker and presentations in the morning, followed by an afternoon interviewing workshop with New Hampshire civil rights movement leaders for teachers and other interested members of the public.
March 30, 2007
Reception for Too Long in the Shadows: The Black Presence in New Hampshire
Location: Milne Special Collections and Archives, Level 1, Dimond Library
Time: Friday, March 30th at 4 p.m.
Several UNH authors are featured in this special issue of Historical New Hampshire, by the New Hampshire Historical Society, including Professor Emeritus Robert B. Dishman, Professor W. Jeffrey Bolster, Professor Emerita Barbara A. White, Jody R. Fernald, Valerie Cunningham, and Professor David H. Watters.
The reception will also mark the donation of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail archives to UNH.
October 27, 2005
Heritage NH Lecture Series: Laura A. Smith, "The Fabric of Shaker Women's Lives"
September 29, 2005
Heritage NH Lecture Series: Donna M. Cassidy, "Yankee Queer: Marsden Hartley, Region, and Sexuality"
July 11, 2005
Center for New England Culture And The Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum Third Annual Teacher Institute
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Workshops for School Teachers