Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Historic Deerfield, Dublin Seminar

June 25, 2021 - June 26, 2021

The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife is pleased to announce the schedule for this year’s conference, Living with Disabilities in New England, 1630-1930. Since 1976, the Seminar has embodied the vision of its founder, Peter Benes, by offering an annual conference as well as publications devoted to exploring everyday life, work, and culture in New England’s past. Named after the town of Dublin, New Hampshire, where the series started, Historic Deerfield has hosted the Seminar since 1989 in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The Seminar serves as a meeting place where scholars, researchers, curators, librarians, educators, and students gather to pool their knowledge and exchange ideas, sources and methods as they engage in deep conversation around the year’s theme.


For the complete conference schedule of lectures, please visit

www.historic-deerfield.org or download a PDF Flyer.


The entire Seminar will be live-captioned using CaptionAccess CART services integrated into Zoom.

Advance registration for the conference is available online at www.historic-deerfield.org . Registrants may request complimentary lecture abstracts through e-mail. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to students on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information and registration assistance, special needs, or access concerns, contact Julie Orvis at (413) 775-7179 or [email protected].

The Dublin Seminar suffered a significant loss when its founder, Peter Benes, died in March 2021. We invite anyone who wishes to learn about Peter’s remarkable career and share recollections of his life to gather with the Dublin Seminar Advisory Committee for a brief time during the lunch hour to celebrate his life and legacy.

The Dublin Seminar Advisory Committee and Historic Deerfield thank our partners and sponsors. We are grateful to Emerging America at the Collaborative for Educational Services for facilitating professional development opportunities for K-12 educators.

We thank the University of Massachusetts Amherst Public History Program, the UMass Department of History, and the American & New England Studies Program at Boston University for co-sponsoring the CART live captioning provided by CaptionAccess.