The conference meets annually in November, bringing together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State history topics. [Read more…] about Researching New York Conference Set For Nov 21-23
The NYS Writers Institute’s 2nd Albany Book Festival at the University at Albany has been set for Saturday, September 14th. Free and open to the public, the event will run from 10 am to 5 pm on the uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany.
Fans of history can hear talks with NYS Archives Partnership Trust Board Member Harold Holzer, one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm. Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the Civil War era and nineteenth-century America can be heard from 3:30 to 4:15 pm.
The 2nd Albany Book Festival, hosted by the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany, is set for Sat., September 14. Featured authors include National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates, Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Foner, Jamaica Kincaid, Dani Shapiro, Madhur Jaffrey, Sylvia Day, Jonathan Santlofer, Will Schwalbe, Harold Holzer.
Also on hand will be dozens of other critically acclaimed and bestselling authors on a diverse range of genres including history, memoir, cooking, gardening, romance, depression, running, and mental health, plus more than 100 local authors and exhibitors. All events are free and open to the public. [Read more…] about Albany Book Fest Bringing Big Name Authors, Local Writers
The University at Albany Department of Geography and Planning has developed, in partnership with Albany Rural Cemetery, a new mobile database using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) which gives visitors to the cemetery the ability to link to grave locations, burial records, biographies, and photos via smartphone, tablet, or other device. [Read more…] about New Albany Rural Cemetery Tour App Available
The annual Researching New York Conference is set for November 21-23, 2019, at the University at Albany. Organizers are seeking individual and panel proposals on all aspects of New York State history, in all time periods. Roundtables, media presentations, workshops, and other non-traditional presentations are encouraged.
Proposals are due June 16, 2019 to email@example.com. [Read more…] about Albany History Conference Proposals Due June 16
The annual Researching New York Conference has been set for November 21-23, 2019, at the University at Albany. Organizers are seeking individual and panel proposals on all aspects of New York State history, in all time periods. Roundtables, media presentations, workshops, and other non-traditional presentations are encouraged. [Read more…] about Researching NY Annual Historians’ Conference Call for Papers
The NYS Writers Institute’s Spring 2019 lineup is dedicated to UAlbany’s 175th Anniversary.
The New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany has announced their Visiting Writers Series and Classic Film Series schedules, totaling nearly three dozen events for the Spring 2019 semester. [Read more…] about Upcoming NYS Writers Institute Events In Albany
The University of Albany has announced an Albany Book Festival has been set for Friday, September 28th, which will kick off with an installation ceremony for new State Author Colson Whitehead and new State Poet Alicia Ostriker at 7:30 pm. The daylong Book Festival program includes events with featured writers Doris Kearns Goodwin, Gregory Maguire, Walter Mosley, and Jonathan Santlofer.
Noted writers of history include Pulitzer Prize-winners Gilbert King, Annette Gordon-Reed, and William Kennedy, along with Mark Kurlansky (Milk! And Salt) and Michael W. Twitty (The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South). [Read more…] about History Authors at Albany Book Festival Sept 28-29
Presentations on topics including collections for historically marginalized groups, rights statements for online collections, born digital records, preparing archives students for life outside of the classroom, and more will be offered. [Read more…] about New York Archives Conference in Albany, June 6-8
The film IRONWEED, adapted for the screen by William Kennedy from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will be shown on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7 pm in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany downtown campus. The screening is a 30th anniversary celebration of its filming in Albany. Prior to the screening at 6:30 pm Kennedy will offer film commentary and reminiscences of the film’s production. The celebration will also include raffle giveaways and a reception following the screening. [Read more…] about Ironweed 30th Anniversary Screening, Celebration