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Great Lakes American Studies Association to meet at Miami


OXFORD, Ohio -- The Great Lakes American Studies Association will hold its 1998 annual meeting, "Landscape/Memory/Identity," Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, at the Marcum Conference Center and Miami Inn at Miami University.

The meeting features more than 30 panels and presentations on interdisciplinary topics ranging from folklife to landscape in art and literature.

Jack T. Kirby, W.E. Smith Professor of History at Miami, will present the keynote address, "Darkness to Shade: Americans and Forests," at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in 154-158 Marcum.

Workshops focus on teaching American Studies, H-Net resources, doing and teaching oral history and writing personal memoirs.

Marilyn Shannon, director of the Dayton Stories Project, and actors from the Human Race Theater Company will present "`And That's My Story': Community Memory and the Dayton Stories Project," at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, in the Miami University Art Museum.

Claiming Open Spaces, a 90-minute film that explores African-American culture as it clashes with the design of the modern American city, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 186 Marcum.

The complete conference schedule and registration forms are available at


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