39th Annual Shaker Seminar
July 24-28, 2013 at Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon
Registration materials are now available!
New to Seminar? Review last year’s program.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Each year, the seminar features a number of enlightening lectures on various topics related to the Shakers and their history, material culture, arts and music. Priority is given to Shaker-themed presentations, and utopian and intentional community themes will also be considered. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to: African American Shakers, the Shaker West, government structure, Shaker correspondence with other communities, the impact of the railroads on Shaker life, adoption of children, impressions of Shakers in popular culture, or archaeological finds and their consequences. We encourage presentations that reflect original research, especially those based on primary or underused resources such as letters and diaries, newspapers, portraits, prints and photographs, business records, museum collections and autobiographies.
- Presentations typically last for no more than 45 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes reserved for questions.
- If your talk will be accompanied by a Power Point presentation, the digital file must be submitted at least one week prior to the start of seminar.
- Presenters receive a small stipend.
At this time, we are seeking proposals for Seminar 2013. If you are interested in being considered as a seminar speaker, please submit a one (1) page prospectus or abstract to Lesley Herzberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shaker Seminar also features the traditional Shaker trading session where attendees are encouraged to bring along books, artifacts, t-shirts, and whatever else they may have to sell or trade. This is a great way to acquire obscure published materials about the Shakers that are largely unavailable otherwise.
Please contact Lesley Herzberg at 413.443.0188 x244 with any questions.
Special thanks to our 2013 Shaker Seminar sponsor,