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
Garth Risk Hallberg will discuss and read from his international bestseller City on Fire (2015) at 8 pm on Tuesday, November 29 in University of Albany’s Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue in Albany.
His debut novel was named one of the best books of 2015 by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Vogue.
City on Fire is set in New York City and spans a seven month period between New Year’s Eve 1976 through the city’s blackouts in July of 1977. The story revolves around a varied web of characters — two estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; two suburban teenagers involved in Manhattan’s punk scene; a magazine reporter; and a detective — whose lives interconnect around a shooting in Central Park. [Read more…] about ‘City On Fire’ Novelist Garth Risk Hallberg Reading Tuesday
The annual Researching New York Conference will be held at the University at Albany on November 17-19, 2016. This year’s Conference on New York State History, typically held in the spring, will be held in conjunction with the Researching New York Conference. [Read more…] about Researching New York Conference Proposals Due Aug 8
The New York State Museum and the University at Albany are hosting an annual open house of an active archaeological dig site in Schoharie where more than 300,000 artifacts have been uncovered in the past decade.
The site is the home of an eight-week archaeology field school where undergraduate and graduate students preserve and catalog artifacts, which ultimately become part of the Museum’s collections. [Read more…] about Tour an Archaeological Site in Schoharie
The organizers of Researching New York 2015 are inviting proposals for presentations on any aspect of New York State history – in any time period and from any perspective.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.
They are encouraging proposals that explore the diverse communities of New York – their histories and how they are gathered, preserved, and presented – whether considering the question of “what is a community?” or the experiences of specific communities. [Read more…] about Researching NY History Conference Seeks Proposals
Researching New York is one of two major conferences held annually for New York State’s history community. The New York History Blog will have a table in the exhibitor area, stop by for a visit. [Read more…] about Researching New York Conference Begins Today