This week on The Historians Podcast, movie historian and SUNY Albany lecturer emeritus Audrey Kupferberg discusses film preservation. [Read more…] about Preserving Motion Picture History (Podcast)
The Researching New York 2020 Conference, the only general statewide history conference, has announced a call for papers. The conference is planned for November 19-21, 2020, at the University at Albany. [Read more…] about Researching New York Conference Call for Papers
The Albany Film Festival, set for Saturday, March 28th, at the University at Albany uptown campus, will feature panel discussions, and conversations with actors, filmmakers and authors whose books have been made into movies, along with screenings of feature-length films, a contest for film shorts, an awards ceremony, and a viewing of a new large scale outdoors video projection. [Read more…] about Albany Film Festival VIP Passes Available
King Philip’s War (also known by other names) took place in 1675–1678, mostly between native inhabitants of New England and New England Colonists.
The conflict was one of the greatest calamities of seventeenth century New England and extraordinarily violent. For example, after being defeated, native leader Metacomet was killed, his corpse beheaded, and then drawn and quartered – his head was displayed in Plymouth for more than 20 years. His son was among those enslaved and transported to Bermuda. [Read more…] about King Philip’s War & Violence Talk in Albany
The NYS Writers Institute is set to hosts A Tribute to Toni Morrison on Friday, January 24, at 7 pm, at Page Hall on the UAlbany downtown campus, 135 Western Avenue, Albany.
The event will include a screening of the 2019 documentary The Pieces I Am and a panel discussion about her life and legacy. [Read more…] about Toni Morrison Tribute Starting NYS Writers Institute Season
A large-scale video projection on UAlbany’s Science Library will celebrate the unique cultural history of the Capital Region and Albany’s contribution to film and literary history.
Using sophisticated computer 3-D mapping and high-performance projectors, the projection mapping display will illuminate the 195-foot wide, 45-foot high exterior of the building, located on the University’s Washington Avenue uptown campus.
The conference meets annually in November, bringing together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State history topics. [Read more…] about Researching New York Conference Set For Nov 21-23
The NYS Writers Institute’s 2nd Albany Book Festival at the University at Albany has been set for Saturday, September 14th. Free and open to the public, the event will run from 10 am to 5 pm on the uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany.
Fans of history can hear talks with NYS Archives Partnership Trust Board Member Harold Holzer, one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm. Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the Civil War era and nineteenth-century America can be heard from 3:30 to 4:15 pm.
The 2nd Albany Book Festival, hosted by the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany, is set for Sat., September 14. Featured authors include National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates, Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Foner, Jamaica Kincaid, Dani Shapiro, Madhur Jaffrey, Sylvia Day, Jonathan Santlofer, Will Schwalbe, Harold Holzer.
Also on hand will be dozens of other critically acclaimed and bestselling authors on a diverse range of genres including history, memoir, cooking, gardening, romance, depression, running, and mental health, plus more than 100 local authors and exhibitors. All events are free and open to the public. [Read more…] about Albany Book Fest Bringing Big Name Authors, Local Writers
The University at Albany Department of Geography and Planning has developed, in partnership with Albany Rural Cemetery, a new mobile database using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) which gives visitors to the cemetery the ability to link to grave locations, burial records, biographies, and photos via smartphone, tablet, or other device. [Read more…] about New Albany Rural Cemetery Tour App Available