Baltimore Heritage has invited MAHDC members to participate in Bmore Historic, their third annual unconference on public history, on October 11, 2013. Please see the details in the event announcement below.
Friday, October 11, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Registration includes breakfast & lunch – $10 fee for students, $15 general
What is Bmore Historic?
Bmore Historic is a participant-led unconference on public history, historic preservation and cultural heritage organized for and by a partnership of historic preservation and public history non-profits and government agencies in the Baltimore region and across the state of Maryland. Take a look at the session proposals from last year or 2011 and you will find discussions on topics as varied as preservation trades, digital and spatial humanities, and the best approaches to working with volunteers.
What is an unconference?
Unlike a traditional academic or professional conference, an unconference is run by participants. We work together set the agenda for what’s discussed, lead the sessions that fill the schedule, and create an environment of innovation and productive discussion. Learn more about how unconferences work on our new Unconference Tips & Tricks page.
For our third year organizing Bmore Historic, we’re expanding our popular lunch-time lightning talks by adding in a set of short workshops each limited to 10 minutes and dedicated to teaching new skills or introducing useful tools. Scheduled workshops include:
- How to survey and plan for a large archival processing project – Valerie Addonizio, Archivist Johns Hopkins University
- How to use primary sources (census, maps & atlases, photographs, oral history) to create compelling stories about place – Dean Krimmel, Creative Museum Services
- How to use WordPress, Omeka, Neatline and other digital tools for online interpretation – Eli Pousson, Baltimore Heritage
- How to write (photograph, film, cross-stitch, etc.) for non-preservationists – Julia Rocchi, National Trust for Historic Preservation
We’re still looking for a few more workshop leaders so if you’d like to lead a workshop (or if you want to volunteer a colleague as a workshop leader), just include your workshop idea on the registration form.