The Center for New England Culture at the University of New Hampshire will host its fifth annual Black New England Conference October 14-16, 2010. This year’s theme: “The Politics of Race: Movements, Protests, Leaders, and Representation.” Submissions are due July 1, and you can find the call for papers here.
- Two recent publications of interest: Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and Its Surroundings, edited by Anthony N. Penna and Conrad Erick Wright (from a 2006 Massachusetts Historical Society conference) and Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen, by Michael C. Connolly.
- Who is New England’s most iconic sports legend? Masslive.com polls its readers; the current leader is depicted at right.
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