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. This year, we are working to develop a set of sessions focused on equity and access with potential topics including improving public access to archives, universal accessibility, and interpreting controversial history. We are also partnering with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Wikimedia DC to host a special Wikipedia edit-a-thon focused on creating articles on local architects who belong to historically underrepresented groups (especially women and Black architects). Learn more about Bmore Historic or read our introduction to unconferences.
What do we do at Bmore Historic?
Bmore Historic is 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. Here is our schedule:
- 8:30 am – 9:00 am — Breakfast & Registration
- 9:00 am – 9:40 am — Welcome & Scheduling
- 10:00 am – 10:50 am — Morning Sessions
- 11:00 am – 11:50 am — Late Morning Sessions
- 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm — Lunch & Lightning Talks
- 1:40 pm – 2:30 pm — Afternoon Sessions
- 2:40 pm – 3:30 pm — Late Afternoon Sessions
- 3:40 pm – 4:00 pm — Wrap-Up
This year’s Wikipedia edit-a-thon will including a training during the first morning session and time for creating and revising articles with help from experienced contributors in the late morning and afternoon. Participants are welcome to participate in the edit-a-thon for part of the event or the whole time.
2017 Session Proposals
Stay tuned for updates on our 2018 session proposals!
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.
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.
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