Bios for October 26, 2019 Speakers at NEHGS

On Saturday, October 26, 2019,  the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) on Newbury Street in Boston will host our meeting, and two of their staff members have graciously agreed to give presentations.  Since the presentations begin promptly at 10:00 AM, please arrive no later than 9:45 AM to allow time for check in at their front desk.  See the attached meeting notice for more details. 

About the Speakers

Claire Vail will present An Introduction to the GU 272 Project and Website. This project focused on the 272 enslaved men, women and children sold by Georgetown University to plantations in Louisiana.  Claire is Director of Creative and Digital Strategy, and has worked for New England Historic Genealogical Society for four years. She has managed multiple digital projects for American Ancestors in that time, the latest of which is the GU272 website. Claire has twenty years of experience as a digital marketing and content strategist for high-profile institutions in higher education, publishing, and media. Before joining American Ancestors, she was Director of Web Communications at Tufts University, where she oversaw the implementation of large-scale website redesign and content management implementation projects for several Schools, including the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Claire has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a second master’s in English literature from the University of Delaware, with a concentration in eighteenth-century British and American studies.

Stephanie Call’s presentation is titled Planning an Oral History Project.  Stephanie serves as Associate Director of Archives and Education,and she has been with the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society since 2007 (when it was the New England Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society). She is responsible for overseeing the JHC archival collections, creating educational programming and content, and conducting outreach. Stephanie received a B.A. in English and Jewish Studies from Mount Holyoke College and a M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the New England Archivists.

I look forward to seeing you on October 26th, and remember to bring a friend.