Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN will be hosting an after-hours conversation with noted author and local historian Carol Kammen on Wednesday, May 27. Carol is a visiting public historian leading a Maymester course for MTSU history graduate students. She will also be our awards banquet speaker at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Louisville. This event is open to the public, and we encourage AASLH members and local historians in the Middle Tennessee area to attend!

Since 1995, Carol’s column, “On Doing Local History,” has appeared regularly in our magazine, History News. Her books include On Doing Local History, The Pursuit of Local History: Readings on Theory and Practice, the Encyclopedia of Local History, and Zen and the Art of Local History.

Wednesday’s talk will be moderated by AASLH’s Bob Beatty, and we will be there with copies of Carol’s latest book, Zen and the Art of Local History. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 4:30, with discussion beginning at 5:30. The event will take place in the New Student Union Parliamentary Room (Room 201) at Middle Tennessee State University.

RSVP to Kelle Knight at kelle.knight@mtsu.edu

Driving directions available here.

Sponsored by the Public History Program, Department of History, MTSU