Advanced Placement American History Conference

Your choice of one day during the week of
Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28, 2014
9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 

Recent America: Culture, Politics, and Economics at the End of the 20th Century

In the last three decades of the 20th century, Americans witnessed and helped bring about political, cultural, and economic transformations, including a resurgence of political conservatism, revolutions in computers and mass communications, hip consumerism, de-industrialization, and an energy crisis. The 24th Annual Advanced Placement American History Conference explores these topics and others, challenging students to think critically and engage in in-depth discussions. Insightful seminars offered by local college and university professors illuminate the cultural, political, and economic history of the United States at the end of the 20th century.


Enjoy college-level presentations, a provocative panel discussion, and the opportunity to interact with seminar speakers and peers from other local schools.

Arrival and registration 8:30–8:55 a.m.
Seminar I 9–10 a.m.
Seminar II 10:15–11:15 a.m.
Lunch 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m
Panel symposium 12:15–1:15 p.m.

Seminars by day

Choose two of the following on your selected day:

  • Culture Wars
    Timothy Kneeland, PhD, Nazareth College
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday
  • From Earth Day to Kyoto: Politics and the Environmental Movement
    Christina Jarvis, PhD, State University of New York at Fredonia
    Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday
  • Hip Consumerism
    John Daly, PhD, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
    Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday
  • Superpower Politics, Energy, and America’s Long Road through 9-11
    James Spiller, PhD, The College at Brockport, State University of New York 
    Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
  • Demographic Changes/Sun Belt Migration and Multicultural Politics
    LaKisha Simmons, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
    Monday, Wednesday, or Friday
  • Economic Changes and Gender Roles
    Tamar Carroll, PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology
    Monday or Tuesday
  • Bruce Springsteen and Working Class Culture
    Jeremy Saucier, PhD, The Strong

Panel symposium

Four speakers convene each day to present a summary of their ideas. Through facilitated discussion, students engage in dialogue with the speakers and synthesize the different perspectives.

REGISTER TODAY! Call 585-263-2700.

$8 per person. Seating is limited.
Registration closes February 14, 2014.
Lunches may be pre-ordered when registering.

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