Hands-On History Workshops

Hands On HistoryAre you curious about history? Do you want to delve deeper into a topic by discussing it with an expert? Would you like to examine the AAS collections firsthand? Then come join us for a new series of Hands-On History Workshops.

These highly interactive workshops will allow participants to partake in discussions with leading historians and explore a variety of historic images, newspapers, books, maps, and manuscripts from the AAS collections.

Upcoming Workshops

Woman in redTuesday, October 18, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
"Finding Women's Stories in the Archives"
Lead scholar: Marla Miller, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Previous Workshops


Declaration of Independence

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
“Declaring Independence – Then and Now"
Lead scholars: Danielle Allen and Mary Babson Fuhrer
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Civil WarThursday, April 28, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
“Seeing the Civil War"
Lead scholar: Joshua Brown
Co-sponsored by the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC)
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Civil WarThursday, June 11, 2015
“No Taxation Without Representation: How the Stamp Act Made America”
Lead scholar: Mary Babson Fuhrer
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Independent Gold HunterSaturday, March 29, 2014
“Suffragists, Teetotalers, and Abolitionists: Social Reform in the Nineteenth Century”
Lead scholar: Thomas Augst, New York University
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Writing HistorySaturday, April 26, 2014
“A Primer on Conducting Historical Research”
Lead scholar: Mary Fuhrer
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Writing HistorySaturday, May 10, 2014
“Exploring Johnny Tremain
Lead scholar: Joan Rubin, University of Rochester
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Writing HistoryTuesday, June 17, 2014
“A Primer on Conducting Historical Research”
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