Conferences & Symposia

A Workshop for Baltimore Historians


May 26, 2005
Westminster Hall University of Maryland School of Law
9:00am - 1:00pm


The Baltimore City Historical Society announces a Workshop for Baltimore Historians. The keynote speaker will be Maryland State Archivist Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse who will address "Historical Research and Writing in a Digital Age."

A panel of historians will describe their research concerning Greater Baltimore. Dr. Mary Ellen Hayward will discuss her use of business and land records while studying the Baltimore rowhouse. Philip Merrill will talk about his use of memorabilia, cultural artifacts and oral histories in his work on African American history. And Dean Krimmel, the third panelist will describe how he has used material culture to put Baltimore on display.

An open format will allow those in attendance to discuss their work-in-progress with one another.

The workshop will take place in the historic Westminster Hall at the corner of Fayette and Greene Street in downtown Baltimore. The Hall sits atop the Western Burying Ground wherein lies Edgar Allan Poe. Guided tours of the Burying Ground will be available and after the workshop is over many participants may enjoy lunch at the World Famous Lexington Market just one block away.

At the workshop the Baltimore City Historical Society will announce the establishment of the annual Martel Essay Prize on the History of Baltimore. The first award will be made for the year 2006.

Sponsors:
Baltimore City Historical Society
The Martel Prize Committee
The Westminster Preservation Trust
The University of Maryland School of Law

For more details e-mail: baltimorehistory@law.umaryland.edu
Or telephone LuAnn Marshall at 410-706-4128

Conference Organizer:
Garrett Power, Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law


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