How did History Camp start?
In late 2013, Lee Wright approached three authors and bloggers in the Boston area and proposed that they adapt the format that he’d seen work at Boston BarCamp to the topic of history. John Bell, Sam Forman, and Liz Covart got things started by posting sessions they would present to a wiki so that others could get an idea of what to expect. Things came together fairly quickly, and on March 8, 2014 they held the first History Camp. It took place in Cambridge at a facility that IBM donated for the day. One hundred twenty-nine people attended 23 sessions and two panels.
Who is behind History Camp today?
The Pursuit of History manages History Camp Boston, History Camp Colorado, History Camp Virginia, History Camp Philadelphia and future History Camps across the country. (History Camp Pioneer Valley and History Camp Iowa are managed by local volunteer committees.)
Where can I learn more?
For the latest on History Camp, visit our official website at historycamp.org.