Upcoming MARAC Conferences

Fall 2014

When: October 16-18, 2014
Where: Baltimore, Maryland
Hotel: Embassy Suites Baltimore
Room rate: $169


Click here to register online.
Click here to download a registration form to print and mail in.
Click here to view and download the Conference Program.

Embassy Suites in Baltimore - Click here to reserve your hotel room online (Use Group Code MAA).

MARAC is returning to Baltimore this fall for the 7th time! Join us October 16-18, 2014 at the Grand Historic Venue, the former Grand Lodge of the Freemasons of Maryland, conveniently located between Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Mount Vernon, the city’s cultural center.

Restored and reopened in 2006, the Venue is a destination unto itself; original stained glass, parchment and fabric wallpaper, ornate wooden carvings, and multiple types of marble floors and columns are found throughout the space. It is truly a grand and unique meeting environment. Acting Maryland State Archivist Tim Baker will be the plenary speaker, and musician David Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute will perform and present a program on music from the War of 1812. This year we are pleased to feature two evening receptions. Thursday evening, Case[werks], a Baltimore-based manufacturer of furniture, lighting, and fixtures for exhibits of all kinds, will host attendees at their Baltimore showroom and gallery in the arts district of Station North. The main reception on Friday will be held at the George Peabody Library, a 19th-century “cathedral of books” featuring a stunning five-story atrium surrounded by stacks. Read More (from the Baltimore Conference Program) ...

The Local Arrangements committee has also made a webpage which will post updates, recommendations, and other area attractions. 



Click here to register online!
Click here to download/print a registration form to send by mail



Use the following spreadsheets to find fellow MARAC Baltimore attendees to share rides and hotel rooms. These spreadsheets are editable by anyone and all attendees are welcome to use them. Once you have found a ride or roommate, please come back and edit your information.

The spreadsheets are intended for informational use only. It is not a matching service; you need to use the information on the spreadsheets to find people with whom to share rides and rooms. Please use good judgment and common sense when reaching out to strangers. MARAC and MARAC officers are not responsible for the contents of these spreadsheets or for any actions that result from using these spreadsheets. The spreadsheets will be deleted on October 25, 2014 - one week after the MARAC conference ends.

Click here for the Rideshare spreadsheet

Click here for the Roomshare spreadsheet


Local Arrangements Committee Tri-Chairs: Lindsey Loeper (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) lloepe1@umbc.edu, Nadia Nasr (Towson University) nnasr@towson.edu and Valerie Addonizio(Johns Hopkins University) vaddoniz@jhu.edu.

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Arian Ravanbakhsh (National Archives & Records Administration) adravan@gmail.com and Laura Drake Davis (James Madison University) davisld@jmu.edu.


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Spring 2015

When: March 19-21, 2015

Where: Boston,Massachusetts   
Hotel: Boston Park Plaza

Room rate: $159


Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair: Katy Rawdon (Temple University)krawdon@temple.edu

Program Co-Chair: Sharmila Bhatia (National Archives & Records Administration) sharmila.bhatia@nara.gov.


Fall 2015

When: October 8-10, 2015

Where: Roanoke, Virginia

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

rate: $172




Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair: Linda Angle Miller (Roanoke College) lmiller@roanoke.edu and Beth Harris (Hollins University) bharris@hollins.edu