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Marymount University

VHC 2015 Registration Now Open

The VHC has a very strong lineup of exciting speakers and panels this year, and we’re eager to welcome all of our presenters to campus in April! Registration is now open–be sure to let us know if you have any special requests or needs, and don’t forget to check off the additional events you plan to attend so we have a good sense of numbers. Late registration will begin March 16th. You can register by mail, but we will also be able to accept credit cards very soon and now you can register via PayPal, too!


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Deadline for submissions is today

Today is the last day for submitting individual presentation proposals to the 2015 VHC, on the broad theme “Humanities and/in the Public Sphere.” You can send in your 250-word abstract easily–just go to our submission form, here! We’re looking forward to a vibrant, dynamic couple of days in early April, and we hope you can join us.


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An Update from #VHC15

So far, we have some truly outstanding panels already organized, including presenters from the Library of Congress, George Mason’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Busboys and Poets, the Art in Transit project, James Madison University, the University of Mary Washington, Christopher Newport University, and our own Marymount–and more proposals are coming in every day! So far, we also have a rich range of disciplines and projects represented–and this is in addition to the keynote address and Bisson Lecturer, Steven Lubar, from Brown University. Here are some of the panel titles, just to whet your appetite:

  • Humanities Data on the Web: The IMLS Museum Universe Data File, Wikipedia, and the US Museums Explorer
  • American Memory at Twenty: Assessing an Online Public Humanities Legacy
  • Poetry in the Public Sphere: #Poetry Off the Page
  • Teaching Justice Through Storytelling: Uniting the Humanities and the Social Sciences in the Classroom
  • Literature, Race, and the Politics of Identity
  • Challenging Public (Mis)perceptions: Diverse Lessons from Humanities Students
  • Immigrant Alexandria, New Media, and the Public

We are still accepting proposals for individual presentations (deadline: January 30), and we hope you will join us and encourage your students to do the same.


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