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Ephemera 43: “From Here to There: The Ephemera of Travel”

March 17, 2023 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

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Ephemera 43: “From Here to There: The Ephemera of Travel”

March 17, 2023 at 8:00 am 5:00 pm America/Connecticut/Greenwich

The Ephemera Society of America (ESA) invites presentation proposals on the theme “From Here to There: The Ephemera of Travel,” for Ephemera 43, the annual conference of the Ephemera Society, will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut, on March 17, 2023. The conference theme is “From Here to There: The Ephemera of Travel.”

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. What’s your pleasure? A luxury cruise? Trekking the Oregon Trail? The European “grand tour”? Cross-country train trip? A pilgrimage to every American baseball stadium? National parks? African safari? Travel to outer space? For some it is armchair travel, studying images of places we may never be able to visit or exploring the fictional realms of fantasy.

Each speaker will address a topic related to travel, relying heavily on tangible ephemera -posters, tickets, brochures, deck plans, official travel documents, menus, trade cards, broadsides, receipts, souvenirs, correspondence, itineraries, photographs, postcards, maps, diaries – to illustrate their subject. Keep in mind that our focus is not just the destination, but the promotion and planning, the means of getting there and the records/remembrances that we choose to keep.

Contact Info: Barbara Loe

Contact Email: [email protected]

URL: http://www.ephemerasociety.org

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