Schedule — Overview

Note: this is a provisional overview; actual times may vary slightly

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Early Arrival Registration 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Possible: optional visit to American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, MA): collections and new facilities, 2-5 p.m.

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Preconference Events, c. 1-4 p.m. (details forthcoming)

• Frost Library, Amherst College: Native American Texts Seminar
(very limited space; application process)

• Yiddish Book Center (Hampshire College campus): lecture and tours (large group)

• Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (Hampshire College campus): behind-the-scenes view of collections (very limited space)

Registration 12 noon to 4 p.m. UMass Amherst Campus Center

Opening Night, Amherst College
c. 5:00/5:30
Johnson Chapel
Welcome
Keynote: Margaret Bruchac (University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology), on Native American space and communication in Early New England, from wampum to print.

Reception, Emily Dickinson Museum

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

7 a.m. Registration Desk Opens (Campus Center, UMass Amherst)

8 a.m. Morning Coffee 

9 a.m. Opening at University of Massachusetts
Welcome

Keynote: Peter Sokolowski, Chief Lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, on dictionaries and the debate over an American English in the 19th century

10:45 a.m. to 12:15p.m. Concurrent Sessions

12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. LUNCH on own

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions


Second Keynote:

Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American and Latino Culture, Amherst College: on Immigration and Literature

c. 6:00 p.m. Reception

8:00 p.m. Dine Around Amherst 

9:30 p.m. After Hours

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

8 a.m. Registration Desk Opens (Campus Center, UMass Amherst)
Morning Coffee served 

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. LUNCH on own

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

6:00 p.m. Reception

7:00 p.m.  Conference Dinner 

9:30 p.m. After Hours 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

8 a.m. Registration Opens / Morning Coffee 

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

12:00 to 1:30 p.m. LUNCH on own

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

6 p.m. Closing Session

8 p.m. Dine Around 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Post Conference Excursions

Information forthcoming