The 2022 Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, June 24–25

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June 24, 2022 to June 25, 2022
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Area Studies, Labor History / Studies

The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife is pleased to announce that its 2022 conference, “Tools and Toolmaking in New England,” will take place at Historic Deerfield on Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25.

This will be a hybrid conference, and seating in the conference space will be limited and distanced for safety. 

The conference program includes:

  • a keynote address by Prof. Steve D. Lubar on “Tool Stories”
  • five panel sessions of three papers apiece on Friday afternoon and Saturday covering many aspects of tools in New England culture, from 17th-century Squakheag artifacts, pincushions, and Masonic symbols to whaling and early industrialization
  • a close-up demonstration of shoemaking by hand
  • opportunities to visit Historic Deerfield, the Hadley Farm Museum, and the Museum of Our Industrial Heritage
  • book sales
  • time for discussion with fellow attendees  

See the complete program here:

Co-sponsors of this year's conference are Historic Deerfield, the Early American Industries Association, and the Eric Sloane Museum.

Contact Info: 

J. L. Bell, member of the Dublin Seminar board of trustees

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