New York History Conference 2024 Preview

New York History Conference 2024 Preview

By Michelle Alamillo Date: June 18, 2024 Tags: New York History, New Books, New in Paper, Excelsior Editions, Book Exhibit

SUNY Press will be exhibiting at the New York History Conference in Albany, NY, June 20-21, 2024, hosted by The New York State Museum, State Library, State Archives, and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, in collaboration with the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College and the Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY Oneonta.

If you are attending the conference or perhaps can’t make it? Check out our virtual book exhibit here for the same great books and conference discount.

Panels Happening at the Conference:

Thursday, June 20th 

5:00 pm 

Edythe Ann Quinn, author of Freedom Journey: Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York, “Never to Fail in Anything He Undertakes’: Abolitionist, Rev. Levin Tilmon, African American Minister and Entrepreneur”

Lauren Kozakiewicz, author of Ladies' Day at the Capitol: New York's Women Legislators, 1919-1992, "Communities in Conflict: Abortion Reform in New York"

Friday, June 21st 

9:00 am - Ed Beck and Matthew C. Hendley, co-editors (with Darren D. Chase and Ann Traitor) of Chronicling a Crisis: SUNY Oneonta's Pandemic Diaries, "Educator Workshop: New/Twentieth Century Media"

10:35 am - Michael B. Boston, author of Blacks in Niagara Falls: Leaders and Community Development, 1850-1985, "Black Communities in New York State"

10:35 am - Mark Richard, author of Catholics across Borders: Canadian Immigrants in the North Country, Plattsburgh, New York, 1850–1950, "Ethnic Identity and Religious Community in New York State"

10:35 am - Brad Kolodny, author of The Jews of Long Island: 1705-1918, "Ethnic Identity and Religious Community in New York State"

2:15 pm - Jennifer Lemak, co-author (with Ashley Hopkins-Benton) of Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial, "The COVID-19 Pandemic in New York State: Documenting the Ordeal and Interpreting Its History"

4:00 pm - Ashley Hopkins-Benton, co-author (with Jennifer Lemak) of Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial, "Fighting for LGBTQIA+ Lives: From Rights and Legislation to Preservation and Remembrance"

New Books to Look for at the Booth:

The Algonquin Round Table: 25 Years with the Legends Who Lunch, by Konrad Bercovici and edited by Mirana Comstock. The facts and legends of New York's famed artistic hub told by one of its key participants.

Progressive New York: Change and Reform in the Empire State, 1900-1920: A Reader, by Bruce W. Dearstyne, the exciting story of New York in the progressive era told by the reformers and visionaries who shaped its history.

Growing Up Roosevelt: A Granddaughter's Memoir of Eleanor Roosevelt, by Nina Roosevelt Gibson, a granddaughter's intimate portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt at her longtime home of Val-Kill as well as on a diplomatic trip to Europe and the Middle East.

Land of the Oneidas: Central New York State and the Creation of America, from Prehistory to the Present, by Daniel Koch, presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.

Sun, Sea, Soil, Wine: Winemaking on the North Fork of Long Island, by Richard Olsen-Harbich. Olsen-Harbich, Long Island's longest-tenured winemaker weighs in on what makes the North Fork so unique for fine wine production.

The Historic Woodstock Art Colony: The Arthur A. Anderson Collection, by Karen E. Quinn, explores the remarkable range of artists who have worked in Woodstock, New York for over a century.

We hope to see you in Albany!