Annual OHLA/SOA Fall Meeting, Sept 30-Oct 2, 2021

The 2021 annual Ohio Local History Alliance and Society of Ohio Archivists fall meeting (virtual), will be held Thursday September 30-Saturday October 2, with the theme of Challenge Accepted: Overcoming Obstacles.

Register online through September 29–see the SOA Meeting page for registration and more details. Fees are member (SOA/OLHA) $40; nonmember $50; student/unemployed/furloughed $20.

Registration covers the full conference including the plenary sponsored by Ohio Humanities, “Making the Local Universal: How Hidden Histories in Ohio Communities Can Broaden Audiences and Bring More Support,” with Dr. Anna-Lisa Cox, Harvard University, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. Dr. Cox, an award-winning American historian, specializes in the history of racism in the nineteenth century, with a focus on the frontier and rural Midwest. Her recent book, The Bone and Sinew of the Land examines the long-denied history of African American pioneers who settled the Midwest before the Civil War.

The SOA session track is on Thursday and will feature three engaging sessions.

  • In “Making Your DPLA Harvest Go Farther,” John Dewees will discuss a new DPLA initiative to use its content harvests as an opportunity to also add copyright-free digital collections resources into Wikimedia Commons. Penelope Shumaker talk about how the Ohio Digital Network is supporting this work.
  • Dyani Feige from the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts will share “Lessons Learned: Adapting Collections Care in a Global Pandemic” as a mini-workshop.
  • In the third session, Martha Bishop, Hannah Klacik, Kayla Metzger, and Sarah Wilschek, will present on “Community Partnership for the Preservation of Jewish History in the Mahoning Valley.”

Questions? Contact the Committee Cochairs Rachael Bussert and Anne Ryckbost.

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by janet_carleton