Registration for Bmore Historic is open so please get your tickets online soon! Tickets are just $10 for students and $15 for all other participants.
We are excited to host our eighth annual unconference on Friday, September 28 at the beautiful Baltimore Museum of Industry in Federal Hill. We welcome professionals, volunteers, students, and scholars—people who care about historic places and public history in the Baltimore region. We work hard to make Bmore Historic a welcoming space for people who work, teach, and learn in many different settings—libraries, museums, community groups, and activist organizations—where we can come together to talk about our shared interests and challenges.
This year, we’re trying something new: a track of sessions on equity, access, and relevance. We recognize that these topics are more important than ever before to cultural heritage organizations and we are excited by the opportunity to learn about topics including public access to archives, universal accessibility, and more. Of course, we’re still looking for proposals on all kinds of topics and we’ll have plenty of space for impromptu sessions around your interests and concerns. If you are interested in facilitating a session, please submit a proposal or get in touch to discuss your ideas.
We are also excited to partner with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Wikimedia DC to host a special Wikipedia edit-a-thon focused on local architects who belong to historically underrepresented groups (especially women and Black architects). Bmore Historic participants are welcome to join the edit-a-thon for part of the day or the whole time—the morning session will include a training on how to edit Wikipedia followed by time for editing in the late morning and afternoon.
Thanks to the UMBC Orser Center and the Dresher Center for the Humanities for sponsoring this year’s event. Special thanks to this year’s volunteer organizers: David Armenti, Meagan Baco, Margaret De Arcangelis, Auni Gelles, Courtney Hobson, Johns Hopkins, Jamie Keffer, Nicole King, and Beth Maloney. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please get in touch!