Thursday, January 27, 2011

Symposium 2011

I regret to inform you all that there will be no symposium in 2011. Due to a variety of reasons, but primarily financial, the roundtable leadership has decided to cancel the event. It might resume some other year, or maybe it never will, I just don't know.

I do know that I had a great time helping to put on the events. Some years I was more involved than others but despite the hard work it was a great time. I got to meet and talk with many amazing people including some historians whose work I really admire. Made some friendships along the way and generally learned a lot.

In the meantime the roundtable plans to bring in one speaker a year. We went this route in the years before the symposium and that success is what prompted us to dream a little bigger. Maybe the one speaker a year format will expand into two, or maybe it will expand back into the symposium again.

And 2011 was going to be a good year, no need to go into details on who was going to come but I was really excited about the panel. We were going to follow the 150th as best we could and 2011 was going to be an early Eastern Theater focus. Oh well


Anonymous said...

Hello Nick

Disappointed to hear this news. You and your colleagues did a fabulous job on all the other symposiums. The speakers you lined up are some of today's best authors in the field.

If you and the steering group decide to do another one, and I hope they do, I would like to help you.

Don Hallstrom

Suzan said...

Hey Nick,
You have a great blog with all your travels and wanderings.
I'm doing a daily entry on John F. Lester, of Co. E, 59th Reg. Indiana Vol Infantry.