NEHA Fall Conference
The New England Historical Association holds a Spring and a Fall conference each year, bringing their members and guests together for intimately scaled, high-quality one-day conferences with a broad range of papers and presentations and a luncheon. Their next conference will be Saturday, October 13, 2012 hosted by Merrimack College in North Andover, MA.
One of the panels at the Fall conference might be of particular interest to some of you. A good friend of the Congregational Library, Cliff Putney (Bentley University), will be moderating a panel on the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. The other panelists are:
- Jennifer Fish Kashay (Colorado State University)
Topic: Burial and mourning customs of the ABCFM missionaries to Hawai'i.
- Paul Burlin (University of New England)
Topic: The controversy over salaries among the ABCFM missionaries to Hawai'i.
- Alice Hunsberger (Hunter College, CUNY)
Topic: The early years of the ABCFM mission to India, with a focus on women missionaries.
The call for papers for the Fall conference has closed, so the other sessions should be announced over the coming months. If any of them strike your fancy, you should register. Spend a Saturday learning and enjoying scenic Andover.