Click here for a digital version of the official conference program. Printed programs will be given out at the conference.

Keynote Speakermilanich

The Program Committee is thrilled to announce that Dr. Nara Milanich, Associate Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University will deliver the Keynote Address.  Dr. Milanich’s talk is entitled Innocents Abroad: Borders, Citizenship and What Children’s Historians Can Tell Us about the World Today.

Dr. Milanich is a scholar of modern Latin America whose interests include the comparative histories of family, gender, childhood, reproduction, law, and social inequality.

Her book, Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850-1930 (Duke University Press, 2009), was awarded the SHCY Grace Abbott Book Award in 2009.

Read Nara’s recent publication in the Washington Post.

Conference Banquet

Our conference will be held on the campus of Rutgers University Camden.  However, we wanted to get you across the river to Philadelphia at least once! So the conference banquet on Thursday evening will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1824, HSP is one of the oldest historical societies in the US.  Find out more about HSP at  – you might well have some archival work to do before dinner.

The banquet will cost $50.00 for a cocktail hour and sit-down dinner.

Two shuttle buses will leave campus (in front of the Business and Science Building BSB) beginning at 5:45 PM.  Return shuttles will depart the Historical Society and return to both campus and the New Jersey hotels.

If you wish to make your own way to the Historical Society simply take PATCO to the 12-13th Street and Locust stop (a nine-minute trip).  Exit toward 13th Street, and the Historical Society will be right in front of you.

Historic Cooper Street Tour:

Step back in time with a short stroll to the Cooper Street Historic District. View The Gateway, a public art installation of glass and steel, and a sampling of distinctive nineteenth-century architecture representing the history of Camden and current activities of Rutgers. Curated by:

Rutgers University—Camden’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH).

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Two Tours:  12:15pm and 1:15pm
Sign Up Station:  Raptor Roost
Both tours limited to 15 people
Tours depart in front of the Campus Center near the statute of Walt Whitman

Movie Nights

Relax and enjoy after a long day of intellectual work!  We’re pleased to offer the award-winning documentary film, “Let’s Get the Rythem” by Irene Chagall (

The film (53 minutes) will be screened on Wednesday at 9:30 PM and Thursday at 9:00 PM in the Camden Tower dorm – all are welcome.

We’ll even kick in some snacks!