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2016 Annual Conference History is in Our Nature Van Buren, AR on March 4-6, 2016,

Experience Nature and history at the 2016 Arkansas Living History Conference in Van Buren, Arkansas. Arkansas is known as "The Natural State" with an abundance of natural resources, native animals, native plants and gardens, historical sites and buildings, and a rich history. Explore how living historians are using nature and history together to discover, experience, educate, and inspire.

The Arkansas Living History Association seeks proposals for workshops, sessions, panels, and presentations for the 2016 Conference. To submit a proposal, please fill out the form on the back. Attach additional sheets if necessary.  Submissions will be accepted by mail or email.  All presenters are expected to register for the full meeting or the day on which they present.

Deadline for submitting proposals is November 15, 2015

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"Wake the Past With a Kiss: Communicating With Visitors Through Museum Theatre"

International Museum Theatre Alliance (IMTAL) 2016 European Regional Conference, Altpernstein Castle, Altpernstein 1, 4563 Micheldorf in Upper Austria, Austria

September 5th-9th, 2016

The 2016 IMTAL European Regional Conference consists of three exciting days full of panel discussions, performances, and workshop sessions that explore the conference theme: "Wake the Past With a Kiss: Communicating With Visitors Through Museum Theatre". IMTAL Europe invites you to share and compare the variety of tools and approaches in the field of museum theatre. Come to late medieval Altpernstein Castle in the picturesque Krems Valley to learn how your colleagues use new and well-tried methods of verbal and non-verbal communication to get a complex message out to the audience in a digital age.

The 2016 conference will feature international keynote speakers, workshops and panels of speakers dealing with the theory and practice of communication in museum theatre, re-enactment, storytelling and live interpretation, and visits to local museums and historic sites. It will bring together practitioners, researchers, performers and museum professionals from around Europe (and the World) to discuss, debate, present and, share examples of how the field is evolving and innovating. Proposals may address any facet of the theory and practice of museum theatre, living history, re-enactment, storytelling and live interpretation.

Session Types:

  • Panel Discussion (60-90 minutes): Two or more presenters on similar topics that may or may not have a moderator.
  • Skills Workshop (60-120 minutes): Interactive sessions presented by individuals or groups and focused on learning practical skills used in museum theatre such as script writing, costume, prop or puppet creation, acting technique, evaluation, creative dramatics, grant writing, participatory theatre etc..
  • Performance with Discussion (60-120 minutes): A performance of a museum theatre work followed by a discussion to provide more in-depth understanding of the goals and objectives of the work or details of the development of the work. Ancient Roman and military performances of all kinds are especially welcome since we are visiting the Roman site Carnuntum and the National Army Museum in Vienna.
  • Pecha Kucha Style Presentation: Presenters have six minutes and forty seconds each to share up to 20 slides on a paper, project, performance, or idea related to their research or work in the field of museum theatre. Several of these presentations will be combined into one session. Especially suitable for students and their projects.
  • Posters: Poster presentations will be held in a separate poster session. All presenters will be at this session, and have the opportunity to discuss their work with conference delegates. Posters are an excellent way to present new concepts, ideas, and programs.

Please submit proposals by January 15th, 2016 to i.glueckler@ku-linz.at. Proposals should include: session type, session title, 80 word summary (to be used by the review committee and in the program guide), staging and AV needs, any additional support materials (performance video, script, etc.), and contact information. All sessions will be published in a follow-up publication in a special issue of Insights Europe 1-2017. Note that all presenters must register for the conference by May 15th, 2016 for your session to be confirmed.

For more information about the International Museum Theatre Alliance (IMTAL) – Europe visit: http://imtal-europe.net/ or http://ku-linz.at/bibliothek/imtal_european_regional_conference/

Examining the Past: Experimental Archaeology as a Living History Tool

2016 Annual Meeting

The Texas Living History Association will hold its 4th Annual Meeting at Fort Martin Scott in Fredericksburg, Texas on January 21-24, 2016. The conference will focus on experimental archaeology and using the original methods in improving living history. Experimental archaeology has several working definitions, but the one we are focusing on is: using the original methods and materials to recreate an artifact, action, or result. The conference offers those who are interested in gaining more knowledge about the Texas living history community an excellent opportunity to meet others in the field. The meeting is open to both institutional and private living historians of all periods. Attendees can choose from a wide variety of sessions aimed at improving your knowledge and skills. All living historians, beginners and veterans alike, are encouraged to attend.

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