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 Hands-On History Workshop.

These highly interactive workshops 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

2017

 

Medicine and Health

Thursday, May 11, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
“Medicine and Health in Early America"
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Previous Workshops

2017

Scientific American

Tuesday, March 28, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
“Scientific Americans: The Art of Science in the New Nation"
Guest scholar: Gregory Nobles, Georgia Tech
Co-sponsored by the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) and the EcoTarium
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2016

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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Woman in redTuesday, October 18, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
"Hidden Histories: Finding Women's Stories in the Archives"
Lead scholar: Marla Miller, University of Massachusetts Amherst
In collaboration with the Public History Program at UMass Amherst
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BooksTuesday, November 17, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
"Hidden Histories: Finding Native American Stories in the Archives"
Lead scholar: Alice Nash, University of Massachusetts Amherst
In collaboration with the Public History Program at UMass Amherst
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2015

Civil WarThursday, June 11, 2015
“No Taxation Without Representation: How the Stamp Act Made America”
Lead scholar: Mary Babson Fuhrer
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2014

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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