International Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed annually on November 20th as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. The day serves to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people in the United States and throughout the world. [Read more…] about International Transgender Day of Remembrance is Nov 20th
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The conference aims to convene emerging and established scholars whose scholarship speaks to ideas of gender and belonging, particularly among Africans, people of African descent, and Native and Indigenous peoples across the Atlantic. [Read more…] about Atlantic History Conference Call for Proposals
Historians of New Netherland have recently shed new light on the colony’s enslaved people, the conditions of their enslavement, the Africans’ relationship with their enslavers, and the inner workings of the trade in slaves. [Read more…] about New Netherland’s Slave Trade: Origins, Evolution, Impact, Significance
Hunger shaped the early Northeast. As Native peoples fought back against the invasion of British and French colonizers, everyone experienced, used, succumbed to, and survived hunger.
Haudenosaunee and Wabanaki peoples had spent generations honing their subsistence strategies to their environments. Colonizers, by contrast, struggled to adapt to North America and found themselves deeply dependent upon Native American foods.
In response, colonists constructed myths of starving Native people to justify colonialism and spent centuries attacking Native food sovereignty. [Read more…] about Violent Appetites: Hunger in the Early Northeast
The Albany Waterway Inc. is hosting a panel discussion and community forum on the economic benefits, cultural attractions, and civic pride created by urban canals in Buffalo, Providence, across Canada and beyond on Saturday, November 18th, at the New York State Museum.
The presentations are meant to provide takeaways from successful canal projects outside the Capital Region and to spur ideas, excitement, and discussions about envisioning a transformative canal project for downtown Albany. [Read more…] about Modern Canal Stories At The New York State Museum
The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) has unveiled the design of the 4th Annual New York State Pint Days, taking place over Thanksgiving Week, November 20-26, 2023, while supplies last. [Read more…] about NYS Brewers Association Announces Pint Days Design Winner
The Women’s Rights Alliance of New York State and the Museum Association of New York will host a virtual discussion, “Continuing Revolutions: A Conversation on Women’s History and the Upcoming 250th Anniversaries,” with New York State Historian Devin Lander. [Read more…] about Continuing Revolutions: Women’s History & The 250th Anniversaries
Between 1776 and 1783, Britain hired more than 30,000 German soldiers to fight in its war against the rebels in North America. Collectively known as Hessians, they actually came from six German territories within the Holy Roman Empire.
Over the course of the war, members of the German corps, including women and children, spent extended periods of time in locations as dispersed and varied as Canada in the North to West Florida and Cuba in the South. They shared in every significant British military triumph and defeat. Thousands died of disease, were killed in battle, were captured by the enemy, or deserted. [Read more…] about Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War
On Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 2 until 6 pm the Edmonston House, in New Windsor, Orange County, NY, which once served as a Revolutionary War military headquarters, will feature a reenactment with General Horatio Gates, who was none too happy to be billeted there. [Read more…] about General Horatio Gates at Edmonston House
Through summer of 2023 the Delaware Highlands Conservancy held its sixth annual juried photo contest, Confluence: Land, Water, Wildlife. The contest invited local photographers to capture nature photos from the Upper Delaware River region in five categories: landscape, wildlife, macro, water, and the Van Scott Nature Reserve, plus a youth category for photographers under age 18. [Read more…] about Delaware Highlands Photography Contest Winners Showing