Whitman on the Weekend
- The DC Historical Studies Conference will be held November 3 through 6. Of particular interest is the Friday morning plenary session, 9:30 am, featuring University of Nebraska professors Kenneth Winkle and Susan Lawrence (colleagues of Ken Price) who will discuss Civil War Washington, a collaborative digital humanities research project, which presents new ways to visualize and interpret the evolving role of Washington, DC, as the nation's capital during the Civil War.
On Saturday morning, at 11 am, Martin Murray will present a paper on "The Poet and the Policeman: Walt Whitman and Officer Doyle"
as part of a panel marking the 150th anniversary of the DC Metropolitan Police. On Saturday afternoon, at 1:30 pm, Kim Roberts will lead a walking tour of Henry Adams' Lafayette Square.
The conference sessions are held at the Martin Luther King, JR, Library, with an opening reception and lecture on Thursday evening featuring a lecture by Professor Winkle at the Goethe Institute. Conference registration is $20. For additional information, see http://38thdcstudiesconference.wordpress.com/conference-schedule/.
On Saturday, November 5, the American Art Museum at the Smithsonian will feature a concert by the 21st Century Consort of music set to text by Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson by composers John Harbison, Bill Brehm, Joan Tower, and David Froom. 5 pm, McAvoy Auditorium, Lower Level, $20.