NACBS 2023 Events
USS Constellation Guided Tour
Friday, November 10 at 10am
$13/seniors, students, military
Commissioned in 1855, the sloop-of-war USS Constellation was the last all-sail wooden warship to be ordered and built by the US Navy. Now a Registered Historic Landmark in Baltimore’s inner harbor, the ship represents 100 years of Naval service. This guided tour leads visitors through all four decks, and covers highlights of the ship’s history, from combatting the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the 1850s, to protecting US commerce overseas during the Civil War, and serving as the relief flagship of the Atlantic Fleet during World War II. Join NACBS member Alexa Price for a guided tour of the USS Constellation, located at Historic Ships in Baltimore.
Walking Tour: The British Empire in Baltimore
Saturday, November 11 at 10am
$15 per person
As a colonial city, a port city, and a cultural powerhouse, Baltimore has many connections to the 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century British Empire. On this walking tour, local public historian Emma Katherine Bilski will lead participants through the historic downtown and the exquisite Mount Vernon neighborhood. Along the way, we will hear fascinating stories and learn about some of the uglier parts of this history, covering topics like Indigenous dispossession, plantation slavery, the Plantations of Ireland, privateering, the opium trade, and Victorian occultism. This tour is the perfect introduction to Baltimore for anyone interested in the localized legacies of British colonialism.
Tour will begin and end in front of the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W. Baltimore St (by the Baltimore Street entrance). Walking will be on city sidewalks, for no more than 1.5 miles total, and the tour is fully open-air (dress appropriately for the weather and bring an umbrella if rain is forecast).
Lunch and Learn with Gale
Friday, November 10 at 12pm
Complimentary Lunch Provided
Join Gale for their "Text Mining British Studies with Gale Digital Scholar Lab" lunch event. Representative Jess Ludwig will deep-dive into one of the projects featured at the panel "NACBS-Gale Fellowship: Advancing Decolonization and Diaspora Research Using Digital Humanities Methodologies."