UP History Conference for June 2013

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The Historical Society of Michigan’s 64th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference will be held June 28-30, 2013 in Houghton. The conference is hosted and sponsored by the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections.

These are some of the events presented by people now or recently from the Department of Social Sciences:

One of the keynote speakers will be Professor Emeritus Larry Lankton, who will explore the duality of the Keweenaw in “A Special Sense of Place: Water, Woods and Winter.”

Social Sciences graduate student Valoree Gagnon will present “Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Fish Harvest: Change and Continuity.”

Social Sciences graduate student Erik Nordberg will present “Life Underground: Working in Michigan’s Copper Mines.”

Anthropology major Sawyer Newman will present “Chinese in the Copper Country and the U.P.”

Social Sciences graduate student Sean Gohman will present “The Cliff Mines and Archeology.”

Read more at the Mining Gazette.

Upper Peninsula History Conference Headed to Houghton County in June

Registration for the full event (including three meals, Sunday morning walking tour, and all regular sessions) is $119 for members of the Historical Society of Michigan and $149* for non-members. Admission for Saturday-only (which does not include the Saturday evening awards banquet) is $79 for HSM members and $109* for non-members. A discount on conference registration is available to Houghton County residents in honor of our host institution. For overnight accommodations, contact the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn at (888) 487-1700 and ask for the “Upper Peninsula History Conference Bock” to get the HSM rate of $60/night.

*All non-member rates include a one-year membership to the Historical Society of Michigan.

Read more at the Historical Society of Michigan.