April 24 – 26, 2015
A weekend conference at the Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH
The Enfield Shaker Museum’s Annual Forum on the Shakers will be held on April 24 – 26, 2015. The Museum is seeking proposals for papers and presentations for Saturday, April 25 from 9 am – 4 pm. Preference will be given to proposals based on primary sources such as, but not limited to, journals, ledger books, oral histories, newspapers, artifacts, correspondence and maps. Each lecture must be no more than 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for questions and answers. Shaker Workshops will once again award a $500 cash prize to the presenter demonstrating the highest standard in new, outstanding scholarship. All presenters will receive a free weekend package.
The Forum will include lectures, tours, receptions and meals. The audience will be 75 – 100 people, primarily from New England, having a general interest in Shaker studies. A welcome reception, dinner and program will be held on Friday, April 24. Programs, presentations, tours and performances will be held all day on Saturday, April 25. A dinner and program will be held on Saturday evening. Site-related programs and tours will be held on Sunday morning following breakfast.
To Submit a Proposal: Send an abstract of 500 words or fewer and a CV or resume by February 16 to Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address and a phone number in your email. Applicants will be notified of the presenting schedule by February 23. Those eligible for receipt of the Shaker Workshops’ Award will be asked to submit their papers (preferably by email) by April 6. The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 25. Applicants with Abstracts not chosen, may participate in a poster session shown throughout the weekend.
General Registration: Weekend package rates for the general audience are double occupancy $265 per person and single occupancy $340 per person, including all meals and programs. Saturday overnight package double occupancy is $150 per person; single occupancy is $190 per person, including all meals and programs for Saturday and Sunday. Register by calling the Enfield Shaker Museum (603) 632-4346 or emailing email@example.com.
The Enfield Shaker Museum is situated between Mascoma Lake and Mount Assurance, with magnificent views and hiking trails. It is located five miles from I-89, about 12 miles from Dartmouth College and about 15 miles from the Vermont border. The Museum is 17 minutes from the Lebanon Municipal Airport in Lebanon, NH, 90 minutes from Manchester Boston Regional Airport and 130 minutes from Boston’s Logan International Airport. Many museums, art galleries, and restaurants are located in our Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region.