Shaker Seminar

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Shaker Seminar2019-01-17T10:51:06+00:00

June 27-30, 2019

Hancock, MA


Organized by Hancock Shaker Village, Shaker Seminar is an adult education program that provides a stimulating and enriching immersion in Shaker history. Now in its 43rd year, the seminar attracts curious and passionate travelers who come together each summer to share research, exchange ideas, and visit (or re-visit) places inhabited by the Shakers.  During Seminar, participants enjoy lectures, tours, and demonstrations that deepen our understanding of Shaker religion, society, and history.

The seminar experience, which rotates each year among Shaker sites in the US (and England!), includes most meals and all tours and talks. A participant can register for all three days or choose to attend only a day or two.


CALL FOR PAPERS – Scholars, makers, social scientists, spiritualists, farmers, community builders, and other stakeholders are invited to submit proposals for presentations.

Preference will be given to new research bringing insight to the continued resonance of Shaker history from a range of fields, including sustainability, economics, technology, gender studies, spirituality, design, architecture, anthropology, and community development. Presentations can take the form of a talk, interactive program, or demonstration lasting no more than 45 minutes with additional time for questions. All presenters will receive a modest honorarium, as well as a special rate on Shaker Seminar programs and meals.

Email proposals to Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Curator.

Please include:
– a summary of your presentation*
– a current bio, resume, or CV
*Indicate if this is a new proposal, or if/where this research has been presented previously.

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