The Bundy Museum of History and Art in Broome County has announced that they are planning to hold a conference on local history on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
The museum is seeking a wide range of histories and historians. Submissions from amateur enthusiasts, family historians, K-12 teachers, preservationists, high school and college students, professional historians, storytellers, librarians, and museum employees. Papers on any aspect of Broome County’s history, from any time period, will be considered.
The rich and complex history of Broome County has long attracted attention from a diverse array of researchers and citizens. In recent years, the area’s local history scene has become more accessible and vibrant than ever. Adding to well-drawn biographies of notable residents and surveys of important institutions, recent work has examined local ethnic and racial history, women’s experiences, environments and ecologies, class relations, art and architecture, social movements, immigrants and immigration, and indigenous life, among many other topics.
This one-day conference seeks to gather those threads together and start new conversations by providing an opportunity to share work on Broome County history across multiple fields, perspectives, and methods. This event will be free and open to the public.
To apply, submit a paper abstract (200-250 words) and your contact information by March 15, 2018. Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bundy Museum is located at 129 Main Street, in Binghamton.