Wednesday, October 14, 2009

John Brown's Raid: The 150th Anniversary Symposium

The Harpers Ferry Historical Association has announced an academic symposium, sponsored by the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and others, "John Brown Remembered: 150th Anniversary of John Brown's Raid," October 14-17, 2009, at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Plenary speakers include David Blight, Spencer Crew, and Paul Finkelman. The symposium will be held at the Stephen T. Mather Training Center with Keynote and Plenary sessions in the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The full schedule is here.

Hat tip: Jay Stewart.

3 comments:

Shag from Brookline said...

I hope there will be some live blogging someplace on this Symposium. Or the fairly prompt posting of papers on the Internet as was the case with the tribute to Prof. Horwitz last year.

Dan Ernst said...

Probably neither, Shag, although the Metro section of today's Washington Post carries an article on the first day's events.

kansashistory said...

I had wanted to do some live blogging, but the conference center did not have wireless access. I am planning on typing up some of my notes, if anyone is interested, and depending on the situation I may be willing to share my paper.