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This is History Camp--The unconference for all things history

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History Camp is the unconference dedicated to all things history. The next History Camp is March 26, 2016, in Boston. The list of all upcoming History Camps, along with links to register and to an archive of past camps, is at www.HistoryCamp.org.

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This is History Camp--The unconference for all things history

  1. 1. “Working in a job very much based in the present, not looking back in time” “Genealogist, history buff, homeschooler” “Exhibit designer for small spaces such as libraries” “History entrepreneur studying for my Masters in American History” “Public librarian, freelance writer (mostly for kids)” “Working as volunteer with several history groups” “Professional musician” “Tenured professor and published author” “Customer support at a medical software company—and blogger”
  2. 2. “I love history and love to be with people who share the same passion”
  3. 3. “It sounded like a neat opportunity to learn about a variety of history topics that I might not get to otherwise”
  4. 4. “Because I wasn't sure how a bunch of self-selected speakers (as opposed to speakers being chosen by a committee) would succeed. I was surprised at how well it did succeed.” “Engaging, prepared presenters who drew you into their passions. Varied topics, including some 20th century, and slavery issues, YAY!” “The topics are great; the presenters are knowledgeable”
  5. 5. “I liked the philosophy underpinning the unconference, and the topics were stimulating and appealing, not least because they combined issues about how to do/present history as well as historical topics”
  6. 6. I love history and I wanted to interact with the history community It sounded like a neat opportunity to learn about a variety of history topics that I might not get to otherwise I love history and love to be with people who share the same passion I liked the philosophy underpinning the unconference, and the topics were stimulating and appealing, not least because they combined issues about how to do/present history as well as historical topics “I love history and I wanted to interact with the history community”
  7. 7. “GREAT t-shirt! I'll wear this all the time until it falls apart.”
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  9. 9. “I have already recommended History Camp and told my friends who didn't go that they are losers. Yeah, I'm that type of friend.” “I am a history fan, on the Board of an historical society and am interested in learning about many different aspects. History Camp 2014 was LOTS of fun. I brought 2 friends with me this year.”
  10. 10. What makes History Camp? Organized by volunteers who come together once a year.
  11. 11. What makes History Camp? An open mind. An eagerness to learn. A willingness to contribute.
  12. 12. What makes History Camp? You can present. There is no committee screening proposals.
  13. 13. What makes History Camp? Your topic doesn’t have to be tied to a theme. Present on anything related to history. Inform and discuss. Never sell.
  14. 14. What makes History Camp? Cost will never keep anyone from attending. There may be a suggested donation. Pay what you wish, or pitch in as a volunteer.
  15. 15. What makes History Camp? You don’t have to join an organization. If you love history, you belong at History Camp.
  16. 16. HistoryCamp.org

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