CTDA Open Meeting 2022

Join us on Friday June 17, 2022 at the Avon Free Public Library for the CTDA Open Meeting. LIVE and IN PERSON!


Register NOW and volunteer to give a Lightning Talk!



Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Katherine Hermes

“Forgotten Voices of the Revolutionary War: People of Color and the Redding Encampment, 1778-1779”

Dr. Katherine Hermes

Katherine Hermes has taught in the History Department at Central Connecticut State University since 1997. She taught courses on Anglo-American legal history, Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands, and the American Revolution, as well as other courses in Early American History. She is the co-author with Alexandra Maravel of several articles and book chapters on Native American history in New England and the author of book chapters on Native legal history. She is the director of the “Uncovering Their History” project for the Ancient Burying Ground Association of Hartford (https://www.africannativeburialsct.org) and the supervisor of the “Forgotten Voices” website for CRISRadio, which has received a National Park Service Battlefield Interpretation Grant.

Tentative Agenda:





9:00 - 9:45

CTDA Advisory Meeting

9:15 - 10:00

Registration and suggest a breakout topic (refreshments available)

10:00 - 11:00

Keynote: Katherine Hermes, Department of History, CCSU (Topic TBA)

11:00 - 11:15

Break (refreshments available)

11:15 - 12:15

The New CTDA: Presentation and Demonstration

12:15 - 1:30

Lunch on your own. (A list of local establishments will be provided at registration)

1:30 - 2:45



#1 Intro to the CTDA for new and potential members


#2 Community determined topic


#3 Community determined topic


#4 TBA if needed

2:45 - 3:00


3:00 - 3:45

Lightning talks. (Volunteer to give a lightning talk!)


Current Lighting talks so far:


  • Natalie Curtis: Hidden Connecticut in the CTDA

  • Rachael Nutt: CTDA in Context, expanding access to under documented communities, and community archives

  • Mike Kemezis: CT Humanities Statewide Digital Initiative

  • We need MORE, Volunteer now!

3:45 - 4 pm

Wrap up and good bye