Ephemera 43

Ephemera 43 Conference

March 16-19, 2023

Hyatt Regency Old Greenwich
1800 E Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT

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Travel is an integral part of our life, whether it be for pleasure, business, adventure, necessity or to visit friends or family. Ephemera 43 will focus on various aspects of travel, past, present and future — even imaginary. This rich topic allows us to explore not just diverse destinations and activities, but travel planning, the modes of transportation and our memories.

Thursday, March 16
Young Scholars Presentation This session provides a forum where undergraduate and graduate students can discuss the ways in which ephemera has informed their studies. Student presentations are lively, varied, and always offer thoughtful insights into the role ephemera has played in American cultural and social history.

Friday, March 17
Eight diverse presenters will discuss our conference theme From Here to There; The Ephemera of Travel. A full slate of speakers will explore the travel experience — not just the destinations, but also the promotion and planning, the voyage to and from, and the remembrances we bring home — through posters and broadsides, tickets, passports, menus, souvenirs, correspondence, itineraries, postcards, maps, and other forms of ephemera. Topics will include: The Arctic Regions in Ephemera; Travel Posters; Healing Springs and Medical Tourism; Travel and Tourism in Southern Appalachia; African American Baseball on the Road; Travel Ephemera in the Margolies Collection at the Library of Congress; the 1916 Maine Postcard Day; and Dudley P. Flanders 1874 “Trip Through Arizona.” 

Saturday, March 18-Sunday March 19
The premier Ephemera Fair, promoted by Rare Books LA, a Southern California-based producer of antiquarian book fairs, which also welcome dealers in ephemera, book arts, maps, and vintage photography. More than 70 exhibitors will be selling a variety of Ephemera. For more information on the Fair or to become an exhibitor contact info@rarebooksla.com or visit www.RareBooksLA.com. Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 when ordered on Eventbrite.

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