Keefe Colloquium in the Public Humanities
March 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lehigh Valley 250, a collaboration of Lafayette College, Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites, and Delaware and Lehigh National Corridor, is pleased to share new research and perspectives on the contributions of the Lehigh Valley to the birth and early growth of our nation. Scholars from Bucknell University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian University, Muhlenberg College, and UCLA will present their recent discoveries that are helping shape nine exhibitions which are part of the recognition of Lehigh Valley 250. Joined by museum curators, they will discuss the tensions and multiple perspectives and forces that molded the country, reveal the unheard voices of a greater range of peoples who contributed to the nation’s birth, and examine the lasting elements that continue to shape the country and its diverse communities today.
Join us for all or part of a of a full-day agenda:
8:30 AM: Registration
9:00 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 AM: Inclusive History: The Importance of Finding and Sharing Under-Documented Stories
10:00 AM: Primary Documents and Research Methodologies
11:00 AM: Lehigh Valley as Capital of Industry—Now and Then
11:45 AM: Communicating the Revolution—Material Culture
12:30 PM: Lunch (Provided)
1:15 PM: Keynote Presentation by Dr. Scott Paul Gordon, Andrew W. Mellon Chair and Professor of English, Lehigh University: “Hearing Voices in the Archives: People of African Descent in Eighteenth-Century Northampton County”
2:30 PM: Coffee and Conversations with the Curators
This event is free. Register today!