Register for Your Virtual Seat: Smithsonian Education Online Lincoln Conference

Thu 22 2009

Register now for the free Abraham Lincoln: a Smithsonian Education Online Conference, airing February 4–5, 2009. The conference takes place completely over the internet, so tune in from wherever you are. The Smithsonian promises opportunities to meet peers, share information, expand professional networks, and learn from talented colleagues.

Topics include One Life: The Mask of Lincoln conducted by Historian Dave Ward of the National Portrait Gallery; Public and Private Photography During the Civil War with Shannon Perch, Associate Curator at the National Museum of American History; and The Enduring Emancipation: From President Lincoln to President Obama led by Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The five 50-minute sessions scheduled for each day will be recorded to accommodate all participant time zones, and schedules will be available online after the conference as well. Each day concludes with a session exploring classroom application of workshop content.

The conference program and speaker biographies are available online to enable you to plan your schedule. Technical information necessary for participation arrives after registration.

About the Author

Lee Ann Ghajar is a digital history associate in Public Projects at CHNM and a PhD candidate in American history at George Mason University.