Thursday, August 5, 2010

12th Annual Conference on Illinois History

IL History 12



Registration is open for the 12th Annual Conference on Illinois History!  The Conference will be held in Springfield (where else?) September 30 through October 1, 2010, at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.  Register here or call 217-557-6251.  You can Download the Program to learn more about other presentation.  Presentations cover a wide variety of interests, including religion, politics, the Supreme Court, contemporary figures, popular culture, art, and biology (yes, there's a session on the Asian carp 'invasion' as well as a session entitled "Fish in History")

Teacher Workshops include:

  • Using Primary Sources to Teach the Civil War

  • Making Research Fun! Incorporating Hands-On Research Projects into the Classrooms

  • Navigating & Mining Illinois' Oral History Landscape

  • Illinois' Travelling Salesmen

  • Perspectives of the Pullman Strike

  • Presidential Candidates from Illinois, 1950-2000

  • Using Graveyards as a Teaching Tool

Highlights of local interest include:

  • Christmas in Illinois (Panelists include Owen Muelder, from the Galesburg Colony Underground Railroad Freedom Center)

  • Dirksen: Johnson's Enigmatic Right-Hand Man (presented by Hope Grebner from Monmouth College)

  • The Abolition of Discriminatory Clauses in Knox College Fraternities, 1953-1966

  • Illinois Education

  • Clark E. Carr of Galesburg and Lincoln's Contested Invitation to Gettysburg

  • The Historian and the Poet: James G. Randall, Carl Sandburg, and the Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • Stories from Artifacts at the Western Illinois Museum, Macomb, Illinois

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