Category Archives: Conferences

Labor History: Taylor Law Conference to Mark 50th Anniversary


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Public Worker Strikes in New YorkThe Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has announced a two-day conference to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Taylor Law, the law that grants public employees in New York State the right to collectively bargain with their employers while prohibiting strikes.

The conference will be held from May 10-11, 2018 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. Continue reading

Lessons From Ulster County’s History Conference


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Vintage Ulster County Map (1897) New Ulster County Historian Geoff Miller spent his first year getting the lay of the land, and getting to know his fellow local historians.

As a follow-up, he helped convene a team of municipal historians and county historical society members to organize an Ulster County history conference.

The theme was resources (not local history stories) and addressed the resources available to the history community of Ulster County at the state, regional, and county level.  Continue reading

Mohawk Valley Women’s History Conference May 18-20


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oneida county history center logoA three day conference on the history of women in the Mohawk Valley has been set for May 18-20 in Utica.

Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference is aimed to highlight the role of women in local history and promote women’s issues in the greater Mohawk Valley. Women have made significant contributions to history at national, state, and county level. Acknowledgment and celebration of women’s roles in history has risen, but remains slim at the local level. Continue reading

Black History in the Hudson Valley Conference Planned


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Conference on Black History in Hudson ValleyA conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley has been set for Saturday, July 14th, from 9 am to 5:30 pm, in Kingston.

Hosted by the Hudson River Maritime Museum and The Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center, the focus of this conference is the history of Black and African-American residents in the Hudson Valley, including communities and work along the canals and tributaries of the Hudson River. Continue reading

Fort Ti History Educators Conference Planned For May


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fort ticonderoga“The Great Wars: The French & Indian War and the First World War” will be the focus of the Tenth Annual History Conference for Educators to be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Fort Ticonderoga.

Sessions focused on the French & Indian War (known as the Seven Years’ War in Europe) and World War I will answer the question on how global conflict affects local communities. Participants will learn about the scope and impact of “Great Wars” on society in general through the study of primary accounts. Continue reading

Oneida County History Conference Set For Apr 14


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Oneida County NY 1912The Oneida County Historians Association (OCHA) annual conference has been scheduled for Saturday, April 14 and will be held at the Rome Historical Society, located at 200 Church Street in Rome, NY.

Speakers will include New York State Historian Devin Lander, New York State History Blog Founder & Editor John Warren, Barbara Granato from the Daughters of the American Revolution, and others. Continue reading