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April 1998


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"Susan L. McCormick" <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 12 Apr 1998 17:50:41 -0400
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Although the topic strays across the New York border to Maine from
1785-1812, the University at Albany Department of History would like to
invite New York History  list members in the Albany to two upcoming events.

A Midwife's Tale  - film screening and discussion with filmmaker Laurie
Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00 PM
Page Hall (at the Downtown University at Albany campus, Western Avenue)

Text and Context: History and The Documentary Film.
Wednesday, April 15th at 11:00 AM
(Uptown University at Albany campus, Campus Center Assembly Hall)

Laurie Kahn-Leavitt will conduct a workshop on history and documentary
filmmaking.  Kahn-Leavitt will address the practical and technical issues
involved in bringing an historical text to the screen.

Those beyond our area can hear an online Talking History interview with
Laurie Kahn-Leavitt, producer and screenwriter of A Midwife’s Tale.
<http://www.albany.edu/history/ >   Kahn-Leavitt talks about the practical
and technical challenges of bringing historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s
prize winning book to the screen. She discusses why the film is not only a
reenactment of Martha Ballard's life, examining themes of home, work,
medicine, women, religion, and community, but also an exploration of how
historians, using primary source materials, bring history to light.

 A Midwife's Tale is part of the History and Media Lecture Series sponsored
by the University at Albany Department of History.  This event is
co-sponsored by the History Graduate Student Organization. For further
information about the film and workshop call (518)442-4488 or see “Upcoming
Events and Speakers’ or Features of the Month at
<http://www.albany.edu/history/ >.

 For more information on TALKING HISTORY, a weekly radio show that explores
a wide range of topics in U.S. and world history (airing locally on WRPI,
Troy, New York and live, via the internet, every Thursday from 10-10:30 AM
Eastern time)  go to the
Talking History WWW Homepage.

Susan L. McCormick
Department of History
University at Albany
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