Transforming Public History 2017 Conference Full Schedule

In partnership with various local, national, and international cultural heritage organizations, academic institutions, and historic sites, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Program (CLAW), the Addlestone Library, and the Race and Social Justice Initiative are proud to release the schedule for the 2017 Transforming Public History From Charleston to the Atlantic World conference to be held at the College of Charleston June 14–17, 2017.

This international conference will host nearly 200 public history professionals, scholars, educators, librarians, archivists, and artists in workshops, roundtables, panels, and individual papers. Presenters are encouraged to take note of the date and time of their respective panels and plan their travel and lodging accordingly.


Conference participants must register prior to May 1, 2017, to acquire our discounted dorm housing option.  Conference presenters must register no later than June 1, 2017, to be included in our printed program.

Conference Registration Provides Access To:
– All Conference Sessions and Receptions
– Conference Workshops on June 14th: Workshop registration required in advance (plus $15 fee for boxed lunches)

Online Registration
has three options: Conference Registration, Workshop Registration, and Dorm Housing Registration. To register for a Workshop or Dorm Housing, you MUST complete the Conference Registration. Please follow the directions prior to “Checkout,” including selecting conference event options. From your Conference Registration “Cart,” select “Continue Shopping” if you would like to add a Workshop or Dorm Housing to your order. You may also add a Workshop or Dorm Housing at a later date, but please note their limited availability.

View the Transforming Public History: From Charleston to the Atlantic World Conference mobile app