Historic Bishop Hill and the Bishop Hill Heritage Association welcomes the Communal Studies Association for their Annual Conference, October 4-6. The Communal Studies Association hosts scholars from around the world to present about historic, contemporary, and international communal societies. The theme for this year’s conference is migration and movement. Many presenters this year will present papers focused on the Bishop Hill Colony’s history and legacy. Single day rates are available for this conference. Conference registration can be found on the Communal Studies Association’s website:  http://www.communalstudies.org/annualconference

Bishop Hill Presentation Topics are as follows:
Friday October 5
Immigration and Religious Refugee Experience: The Art of Olof Krans by Anna Henderson
The Fruits of their Communal Labor: Bishop Hill Colony Material Culture by Carolyn R. Anderson
Anders Blomberg, From Swedish Janssonist to Shaker Elder by John Norton

Saturday October 6
From Sweden to Bishop Hill: Gender Roles and 19th Century Communalism by Brita Butler-Wall
Swedes and Shakers, Bishop Hill to Pleasant Hill by John Norton
Framing Heritage and History at Bishop Hill, Illinois by Adam Kaul

For more details about the Communal Studies Association, please go to http://www.communalstudies.org/ .