Friday Feb 22 2013

Telling the History of Slavery: Scholarship, Museum Interpretation, and the Public

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Sessions held at Monticello’s Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto (map)
Fri, February 22, 2013, 9:00 am - Sat, February 23, 2013, 4:00 pm
Reservations: Required

*WEATHER WARNING* Due to inclement weather on Montalto, Friday's sessions of the "Telling the History of Slavery" conference will take place in the Milstein Theater at Monticello's Visitor Center. Registration will open at 8am in the Dominion Welcome Pavilion.

SOLD OUT - This conference is now sold out. We apologize for any inconvenience.

This two-day event will feature panel discussions exploring recent innovations in slavery research and its impact on scholarship and public interpretation.  Bringing together leading experts from across academia, museums, and documentary filmmaking, the conference will include four panels, each with four presenters and a commentator, a plenary address by noted slavery historian Philip Morgan, and demonstrations of new research databases, analysis tools, and examples of digital history projects. The conference will provide opportunities for dialogue among presenters and attendees on the new opportunities and challenges that scholars, curators, educators, family historians, and the general public now face with recent advances in slavery research.

Sessions held at Monticello’s Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto.

All attendees should park at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center (Monticello). There will be shuttle bus service from Monticello’s visitor parking area to and from Montalto, departing at intervals from 8.45-9.45am each morning and returning at relevant times on Friday and Saturday.

Sponsored by Monticello, Thomas Jefferson Foundation with the participation of Morven, University of Virginia.

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