Thursday, March 09, 2006

Off to Two Conferences

I will be out Thursday through Saturday traveling to two different conferences. I will be presenting my The Heart of Change: Julius Caesar and the End of the Roman Republic paper at the Michigan Association of Middle School Educators conference in Petoskey, Michigan on Thursday morning. (I am there by invitation. I would not have thought to present this paper to middle school educators but the conference chair thought it was a good idea!)

On Friday and Saturday I will be attending the Scholarship and Libraries in Transition:A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I do not have to present but I hope to have some good conversations while I am there.

Obviously, much of the dialogue at this conference will deal with Google Books. Despite some legal troubles, there is a lot here already including a great deal of public domain pre-1923 material dealing with presidents. For example, type in "Franklin Pierce" date:1800-1860 and see all the neat stuff that comes up!

6 comments:

Jennie W said...

Is the second conference open admittance or only if you registered in advance? I'm going to be in Brighton, MI this weekend and that conference sounds really interesting.

Michael said...

The conference registration page notes, "Registration is now closed. A live webcast of this event will be available." The webcast adress is http://www.lib.umich.edu/mdp/symposium/webcast.html.

Too bad. It would have been nice to meet you. I have to say you are the most enthuseastic commenter this blog has had in years!

Jennie W said...

Its about a subject I know a lot about...and I like to talk...

Might have to check out the weblog. Thanks for the info.

Michael said...

"Its about a subject I know a lot about...and I like to talk..."

Well, would you like to blog here? I would welcome another blogger or two. This could make for a great group blog.

Jennie W said...

That could be fun! You'd just have to let me know what I would need to do.

Michael said...

Jennie, I will need your e-mail address. This is required by the Blogger team members page. Send it to me at NOloren1mgSPAM@cmich.edu. Remove the caps! I will also send you my guidelines for the blog which are rather loose and can be discussed.

I am hoping to expand this blog beyond the 3 or 4 posts I do a week. Your extensive comments have convinced me that you are a good candidate. (I have invited a third person too. I hope she accepts too!)