17th century presentations at the New England Historical Association Conference

Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI was the site of the 103rd meeting of the New England Historical Association (NEHA) Fall Conference on October 26, 2019.

(Above) Associate Professor of History Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, Ph.D. hosted the conference with the assistance of faculty and staff. At noon, she offered a Land Acknowledgement of the Pokanoket Tribe who occupied the University’s land for over 10,000 years before English colonists acquired the land from Kind Charles II following the King Philip War. Click here for a ten-minute video of the Land Acknowledgement and opening remarks.


NEHa Executive Secretary Martin Menke, left, registers some of the more than eighty conference attendees in the Global Heritage Hall on campus. Seth Blumenthal from Boston University was presented with the 2019 NEHA Book Award award from NEHA President Libby Bischof for his book, Children of the Silent Majority: Young Voters and the Rise of the Republican Party..


Roger Williams University faculty member Charles Hartman II led off the day’s presentation with a paper entitled “Like a Candlestick Forgotten” on John Myles and 17th century Baptists in New England. Click here for a 25-minute video of his presentation.


RWU Professor Carrington-Farmer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Dr. John Farmer talk about the work of four students who were involved in a variety of community engagement projects through the Hassenfeld Student Leadership Fellowship Program. Click here for a 58-minute video of their presentation.


Dr. David Weed, Coordinator of the Sowams Heritage Area Project, outlined a plan to create a new national heritage area between Bristol and Providence that would interpret the 17th century history of the area to the public. Click here for a 23-minute video of his presentation.