What is Bmore Historic?

Bmore Historic is a participant-led unconference for people who care about public history and historic preservation in and around Baltimore. Learn more about Bmore Historic or read our introduction to unconferences.

Bmore Historic 2020 took place virtually on Friday, September 18. Watch the Zoom recording: Part 1 & Part 2

What do we do at Bmore Historic?

Bmore Historic 2020 was structured differently than previous years because we held the unconference virtually. Past, in-person unconferences have been structured around four session blocks: two in the morning and two in the afternoon. We usually have between four to six sessions in each of the time blocks for a total of twenty sessions throughout the day.

Our 2020 schedule:

  • 9:00: Introduction to Bmore Historic 2020
  • 9:05: Zoom Tips
  • 9:10: Ice Breaker
  • 9:20-10:05: Session 1: Nobody Wants to Go to Your Zoom Thing Anymore: Engaging Audiences in the Era of Coronavirus
  • 5 minute break
  • 10:10-11:00: Session 2: Ethics in Archiving
  • 5 minute break
  • 11:05-11:50: Session 3: Confederate Memorials and Columbus Monuments: What’s To Be Done?
  • 10 min break: Grab your lunch!
  • 12:00 -12:30: Lightning Rounds
  • 12:30-1:30: Wrap Up Session and Networking

What are people saying about Bmore Historic?

I was unsure what to expect [but] really enjoyed the diversity of topics and opportunity for discussion and idea sharing rather than the typical lecture.

First time participant in 2016

I had not been to an unconference before and didn’t have a sense of how it tends to work. Honestly, I was expecting a mess. I was pleasantly surprised by the organization of the day and the quality of discussion.

First time participant in 2015

As a student, Bmore Historic gave me great exposure to the people involved with Baltimore history. The informal nature of the unconference encouraged me to meet and talk with everyone there. Now as a professional archivist in Baltimore, the unconference has been a tremendous resource for networking and support helping me build partnerships with other … Continue reading Johanna Schein, Archivist at Gilman School

Johanna Schein, Archivist at Gilman School