Calling All Document Freaks! Program for the 2012 ADE Annual Meeting in Charlottesville, VA

During August 9-11, 2012, the Association for Documentary Editing will be holding its Annual Meeting in Chalottesville, VA. Plenary speaker is Peter Hatch.
Registration details will follow.
Program:

[I thought this was interesting: The Devil is in the Details: Scholarly Editors and those who skim the surface of our collections and popularize half-truths, Candace Falk, Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley. Also: “One of Gen. Andrew Jackson’s Hitherto Unpublished Letters Unearthed!”: The Promise and Perils of Using Printed Newspaper Texts where the Manuscripts do not Survive, Thomas Coens, Papers of Andrew Jackson, University of Tennessee.]

Program for 34th ADE Annual Meeting

Documentary Democracy

9-11 August 2012
Omni Hotel
235 West Main Street
Charlottesville, Virginia

Unless otherwise noted, all events occur at the Omni Hotel

Pre-Program Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Fundraising in the Private Sector, Claire Holman Thompson, Development Consultant, Charlottesville, VA

Pre-Program Meetings

2-5 p.m. Wednesday, 8 August 2012
ADE Council meeting

8-11 a.m. Thursday, 9 August 2012
ADE Council Meeting

CONFERENCE OPENS
Thursday, 9 August 2012
11 a.m. registration begins

2 p.m. Welcome
Carol DeBoer-Langworthy ADE President
J. Jefferson Looney, Local Arrangements Chair

2:10 – 3:30 p.m. Session One: The Founders Online Initiative: Repurposing the Documents of the Founding Fathers for the NARA Founders Online

Philander D. Chase, Editor Emeritus, Papers of George Washington, University of Virginia, Chair

Migrating Content, David Sewell, Editorial and Technical Manager, Rotunda, University of Virginia Press

Common Markup and Storage for Disparate Data Sets, Stephen Perkins, Managing Director, Dataformat.com

Centralizing the Workflow, Susan Perdue, Documents Compass, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Opportunities for Scholars and Lay Persons, R. B. Bernstein, New York Law School and City College of New York

3:30 – 4 p.m. Break

4 – 5 p.m. Business Meeting

6-8 p.m. Reception – Monticello Visitors Center, Monticello Mountain

Dinner on your own

Friday, 10 August 2012
7 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Presentation: “A Rich Spot of Earth”: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello, Peter J. Hatch, Former Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello. Buffet opens at 7 a.m.; presentation begins at 7:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. break

9 – 10:30 a.m. Session Two: Opening Access to Editorial Project Research: Experimenting with Editors’ Notes

Michael Buckland, University of California, Berkeley, Chair

Demonstration of Editors’ Notes, Ryan Shaw, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Introduction to the Editors’ Notes Project, Barry Pateman, Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley

New Ways of Conducting and Reporting Research, Cathy Moran Hajo, Margaret Sanger Papers, New York University

What We Leave Behind: Experiments in Sharing Research, Ann D. Gordon, Stanton and Anthony Papers, Rutgers University

10:30 – 11 a.m. break

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session Three: How Do Documentary Editors Remain Relevant? (Roundtable)

Jennifer Stertzer, Papers of George Washington, University of Virginia, Chair

How Do Documentary Editors Remain Relevant? Documenting Democracy in the Twenty-First Century, Silvia P. Glick, Boston University

The Devil is in the Details: Scholarly Editors and those who skim the surface of our collections and popularize half-truths, Candace Falk, Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley

The “Documentary Democracy” of the Writings of John Dickinson, Then and Now, Jane E. Calvert, John Dickinson Writings Project, University of Kentucky

Documents and History in Early Nineteenth-Century America, Jennifer E. Steenshorne, Selected Papers of John Jay, Columbia University

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch on your own

2 – 3:30 p.m. Session Four: Complicated Correspondence

Robert Haggard, Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Chair

Complicated Correspondence: Editing the Letters William Blake Did Not Write, Nikolaus Wasmoen, University of Rochester

Decoding Jay: The Role of Cryptography in Making Documents Available, Brant Vogel, Brooklyn, NY

“One of Gen. Andrew Jackson’s Hitherto Unpublished Letters Unearthed!”: The Promise and Perils of Using Printed Newspaper Texts where the Manuscripts do not Survive, Thomas Coens, Papers of Andrew Jackson, University of Tennessee

3:30 p.m. Break

4 – 5:30 p.m. Session Five: Reporting to the President: The Value and Role of Documentary Editions in a Democratic Society (Roundtable)

Kathleen Williams, Executive Director, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Chair
Charlene Bickford, First Federal Congress Project, George Washington University
Raymond Smock, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherdstown, WV
Kenneth Price, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Daniel Pitti, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia

5:30 – 6 p.m. Break

6 – 7 p.m. Reception (Cash Bar), Omni Hotel

7 p.m. Banquet and Presidential Address, Omni Hotel

Saturday, 11 August 2012
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. ADE Council Meeting; ADE committee meetings

8 – 9:15 a.m. NHPRC conferences
Timothy Connelly, Director for Publications, National Historical Publications and Records Commission

9:30 – 11 a.m. Session Six: The Civil Rights Movement: Documentary Editors Provide New Perspectives

Timothy Connelly, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Chair

Denton L. Watson, Editor, Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr., SUNY College at Old Westbury

Clayborne Carson, Director, Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, University of California, Berkeley

David Coleman/Kent Germany, Presidential Recordings Project, Miller Center, University of Virginia

12 noon CONFERENCE ENDS

Post-conference Bus Trip to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
1 p.m. Bus leaves Omni Hotel
6 p.m. Bus returns to Omni Hotel

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