The Joseph Roberts Jenkins Center at Norfolk State University and the Hampton History Musuem are hosting a conference focusing on 1619: The Making of America on September 26-27, 2013. This conference follows up on many of the issues raised in the 2012 conference and raises new questions of biology, literature, law, society, race and gender.
The conference will take place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Thursday, September 26, 2013 and at Norfolk State University's New Student Center on Friday, September 27th. Each day will feature different scholarly and community leaders speaking on a variety of issues that faced Native Americans, Europeans and Africans in Virginia and beyond.
Registration is now open, and information on accommodations in Norfolk have been posted.
Recently an article popped up on my twitter feed announcing "Another Anniversary Looms for Jamestown." The Virginia Gazette article lists the four critical events of 1619 and claims that the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation "recently heard about" the impending anniversary. Apparently the Gazette hasn't heard about our exciting conference series!
Shuttle service between Norfolk State University and the Hampton Roads Convention Center will be provided on Thursday, Sept. 26th. The shuttles will leave from the traffic circle in front of the LBB Library and Brown Hall. The schedule is as follows:
Leaving NSU to the Convention Center:
Returning from the Convention Center:
Priority will be given to the NSU community, but all are welcome to use the bus service. Ride Share signups will also be available at the conference on both days.