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2015
Monday, June 1st
8:30 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

Massachusetts History Conference

Lobby, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

8:30 AM - 1:30 AM

9:00 AM

Mass History Commons — A place to exchange ideas and conversation, and to showcase your organization, projects, and products

Massachusetts History Conference

Room 328, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

9:30 AM

Welcome

Pleun Bouricius, Mass Humanities

Ballroom, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Keynote Address

Ian Cheney, Documentary Filmmaker (The Search for General Tso [2014], King Corn [2007]) and co-founder of FoodCorps

Ballroom, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Break

Massachusetts History Conference

Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Beyond the Butter Churn: History, Food, and Social Activism

David Glassberg, (Moderator) University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Cathy Stanton, Tufts University

Room 320, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Bringing in the Harvest: Laborers in Massachusetts Agriculture

Jane Becker, (Moderator) University of Massachusetts Boston
Diana Limbach Lempel, Working Waterfront Festival Archives
Angel Mendez, Red Tomatoes
Maria Moreira, World Farmers, Inc.

Room 401, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Food in Massachusetts Archives

Marilyn Morgan, (Moderator) University of Massachusetts Boston
Rob Cox, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Andrea Cronin, Massachusetts Historical Society

Ballroom, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

How Fish Sticks Became Food: Massachusetts Food Industry and Changing Patterns of Production and Consumption in 20th Century America

Rebecca Lewis, (Moderator) University of Massachusetts Boston
Emily Redman, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Room 304, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM

Lunch Buffet

Massachusetts History Conference

Ballroom, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

12:45 PM

Bay State Legacy Award, presented to Brian Donahue

Massachusetts History Conference

Ballroom, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Massachusetts History Commendation, presented to Robert Forrant

Massachusetts History Conference

Ballroom, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

1:30 PM

Innovative Partnerships in History to Address Food Issues

Jayne Gordon, (Moderator) Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Tom Beardsley, The Old Manse
Sarah Purgus, Gaining Ground
Bill Wallace, Worcester Historical Museum

Room 304, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

MA Shrab Information Session

John D. Warner, Jr., (Moderator) Massachusetts Archives and MA SHRAB
Beth Galloway, Grafton Public Library
Rachel Onuf, MA SHRAB
Kaleigh Pare, Ecotarium

Ballroom, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Molasses and Marshmallow: Food and Trading in New England Account Books

Pleun Bouricius, (Moderator) Mass Humanities
Mike Dyer, New Bedford Whaling Museum
Lenora Robinson, New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

Room 401, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Native American Food Practice and Provisioning

Kathleen Barker, (Moderator) Massachusetts Historical Society
Elizabeth Hoover, Brown University
Rachel Sayet, Mashpee Archives
Loren Spears, Tomaquag Museum

Room 320, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

WORKSHOP — Creating Food Demonstration Programs at Your Historic Site

Kayla Pittman, (Moderator) University of Massachusetts Amherst
Claire Carlson, Historic Deerfield
Debra Friedman, Old Sturbridge Village

Suite B/C (4th Floor), Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

WORKSHOP — You Don't Know Beans... 'til You Ask Someone: Oral History & Community

Carolyn M. Goldstein, (Moderator) University of Massachusetts Boston
Laura Orleans, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Millie Rahn, Folklorist

Suite A (4th Floor), Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

2:45 PM

Break

Massachusetts History Conference

Room 328, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM

Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food in Massachusetts

Hayley Wood, (Moderator) Mass Humanities
Carla D. Martin, Harvard University

Room 320, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Interpreting Agriculture in Massachusetts through Sites, Artifacts, and Images

Electa Kane Tritsch, (Moderator) Oakfield Research
Bethany Groff Dorau, Historic New England
John Ott, Concord Museum

Room 304, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

No Food in the Archives: Pest Control and Other Issues in Archival Preservation

John D. Warner, Jr., (Moderator) Massachusetts Archives and SHRAB
Jessica Bitely, Northeast Document Conservation Center
Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Ballroom, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM