Events

Upcoming

Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) Training Workshop, Columbia University, Oral History Master of Arts program, March 2 2017, 5-7 pm.

Speaker, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society annual banquet, March 24, 2017, 6-8:30. 

Presenter, Centre Pieces Quilt Guild, State College, PA, April 11, 2017

“Stories and Stitches: The Culture of Amish Quilts,” Elkton Central Library, May 24, 2017, 7-8 pm. 301 Newark Avenue, Elkton, MD 21921

Recent

Free First Friday curatorial talk “Amish Quilts and the Crafting of Diverse Traditions,” celebrating the exhibit of the same name, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, October 7, 2016.  Exhibit runs through Jan 25, 2017.

Workshop, “Creating Digital Oral History Exhibits,” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, October 12, 2016. 

Seminar, “The ABCs of Amish Quilts: Abstract Art, Big Business, and Country Craft,” at Continuity and Change: 50 Years of Amish Society, Elizabethtown College, Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, June 9-11, 2016. See the resource list for this seminar. 

Keynote, “Goin’ North,” Phi Alpha Theta, PA-East Regional Conference (History Honor Society), April 9, 2016, West Chester University.

Panelist, Listen & Connect: Building a Better Museum Community, a symposium presented by the Society of Winterthur Fellows and the Winterthur Academic Programs Department, April 10, 2016.

Roundtable, Goin’ North: Technology Experiments in the Oral History Classroom, Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region, April 14, 2016.

Lecture, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Ridgeview Mennonite Church, Intercourse, PA, March 28, 2016, 7:00 pm.

Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ontario, Feb 4, 2016: “Abstract Art or Country Craft: The Quilts of the Amish,” Feb 5, 2016: “Unexpected Intersections: Amish, Mennonite, and Hmong Textiles and the Question of Authenticity.”

Presentation, Heartstrings Quilters Guild, Wynnewood, PA, Feb 11, 2016, 7:00 pm.

Workshop, with Charles Hardy, Suzanne Irvin, and Kristin Geiger, “How to Build a Website that Curates Oral History Interviews on Multiple Levels,” Oral History Association, Tampa, Florida, October 14-18, 2015.

Commentator, “Airing Out the Closet: The State Museum’s Collections Advancement Project,” Pennsylvania Historical Association annual meeting, October 9, 2015, Annville, PA.

Presentation, Valley Forge Homestead Quilt Guild, July 21, 7:00 pm. 

With Charles Hardy, “Goin’ North: Content Production in the Collaborative Classroom,” Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, July 22-24, 2015.

Keynote Address, “The Quilt Man and the Collection,” American Quilt Study Group Seminar, Indianapolis, Sept. 11, 2015.

Lecture, West Caln Historical Society, Coatsville, PA, September 15, 2015, 7:00 pm.

Presentation, Flying Geese Quilt Guild, Bel Air, MD, September 21, 2015.

Keynote Roundtable, “Public Humanities 2.0:  Cultural Heritage Research-and-Teaching in a Digital Age,” University of Delaware Summer Faculty Institute, June 1, 2015, 1-3 pm.

With Charles Hardy, “Goin’ North and Reaching Higher: Content Production in the Collaborative Classroom, RECAP Conference, West Chester University, 10:15 am,  Sykes, 252.

Presentation, Quilt Guild Meeting, Penn Oaks Quilt Guild, Frazer, PA, May 11, 2015, 7:00 pm.

With Charles Hardy and students from the Great Migration and Digital Storytelling course, West Chester University Research Day, demonstration of Goin’ North, March 24, 2015, 3:15, Sykes 210.

“Amish Quilts: The Story of America’s First Abstract Art,” San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA, January 11, 2015, 2:00 pm.

Panel discussion on quilts, Metro Show, NYC, January 23, 2015.

“Abstract Art or Country Craft: The Quilts of the Amish,” Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society, Mercer Museum, 1:00 PM, September 15, 2014.

Podcast, author talk, “The Amish Quilt Craze: Art, Business, and Authenticity,” Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE, 7:00 PM, September 18, 2014, Soda House Auditorium.

Lecture, “Amish Quilts: The Story of America’s ‘First Abstract Art,'” The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM, July 14, 2014.

“Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon,” Penn Dry Goods Market, Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Friday, May 16, 2014.

Durnbaugh Lecture, “Abstract Art or Country Craft: The Quilts of the Amish,” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren, located behind the College at 777 S. Mount Joy St., April 3, 2014.

Durnbaugh Seminar, “Cloth, Commerce, and Collecting,” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College, Friday, April 4, 2014.

Gallery Talk and Book Signing in conjunction with “Work’t By Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., April 24, 2014.

Lecture, Sarasota Quilt Lecture Series,  January 25, 2014, 2:00 pm, Der Dutchman Restaurant, Conference Room, 3713 Bahia Vista, Sarasota, Florida, sponsored by Alma Sue’s Quilt Shop.

Book signing, Better World Books, Goshen, IN, January 12, 2014.

Convocation speaker, Goshen College, Goshen, IN, January 13, 2014, Goshen College Chapel.

Presentation, Mennonite Historical Society, Goshen, IN, January 14, 2014, Newcomer Center, Goshen College.

“Quilter to Sign Books at Better World,” Goshen NewsJanuary 2, 2014.

Book Chat, with Karl Helicher, UMGA-TV, 2014.

Forum Lecturer, Hesston College, Hesston, KS, November 1, 2013.

Convocation Speaker, Bethel College, Newton, KS, November 4, 2013.