The CMSS 2014 Symposium will open with an informal reception on Wednesday evening (4 June 2014) and will conclude Saturday evening (7 June 2014). This schedule is subject to change. A red asterisk (*) indicates events not included in the cost of registration.


CMSS Symposium Program (PDF Version; 26 May 2014): CMSS_Program_2014

Information about Ordering Lunches for Friday and/or Saturday: Lunch_orders


Conference Schedule in Brief
Unless otherwise indicated, all symposium events will convene in the Laclede Ballroom, located off the Hilton Lobby. Please see the program PDF for more complete information.


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Registration Opens, 4:00 p.m. – Hilton Lobby
Opening Reception, 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Hilton Lobby


Thursday, 5 June 2014

9:00-10:15 – Session 1
10:30-12:00 – Session 2
12:15-1:30 – Lunch Break*
1:45-3:15 – Session 3

3:50 p.m. – Special Outing*
Mississippi Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise (4:30-5:30 p.m.)
Excursion to the top of the St. Louis Arch (Arch Tram Ride, 6:00 p.m.)
For those who reserved tickets, please meet in the Hilton Lobby at 3:50 p.m. We’ll walk over to the Mississippi riverboats together. After the sightseeing, we’ll head out to dinner at Baileys’ Range, arriving at the restaurant at 7:15-7:30 p.m. (approximate timing, depending on excursion).


Friday, 6 June 2014

9:00-10:15 – Session 4
10:30-11:45 – Session 5
12:30-1:45 – Pedagogy Roundtable – Box lunches available at 12:00 p.m.*
Box lunches available for $12.00, if ordered by 1 June 2014 (see above); contact Deborah Gussman
2:00-3:00 – Session 6
3:15-4:30 – Session 7

5:00-5:50 – Curated Exhibit: St. Louis in the Early 1850s
Photography, Newspapers, and Maps from Mid-Nineteenth-Century St. Louis
St. Louis Public Library, Rare Books and Special Collections
The St. Louis Public Library is located at 1301 Olive Street, approximately nine blocks west of the Hilton. Rare Books and Special Collections are located on the third floor, off the St. Louis Room (controlled access, so be sure to push the button for the doorbell/intercom/buzzer to enter Special Collections). The exhibit will be laid out on tables and available throughout the Symposium (4-7 June 2014).

7:00 p.m. – Banquet and Keynote
“Catharine Sedgwick’s Wests”
Melissa Homestead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Saturday, 7 June 2014

9:00-10:15 – Session 8
10:30-11:45 – Session 9
12:00-1:15 – Business Meeting – Box lunches available at 12:00 p.m.*
Box lunches available for $12.00, if ordered by 1 June 2014 (see above); contact Deborah Gussman

1:30 p.m. – Plenary Presentation and Closing Reception
“It Is More My Home”: Harriet Hosmer’s Journey from the Sedgwick School to St. Louis to Rome
Kate Culkin, Bronx Community College

3:30 p.m. – Special Outing
Informal Tour of Hosmer’s Art
Zenobia in Chains (c.1859), St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park
Thomas Hart Benton (bronze statue, c.1868), Lafayette Square
Dinner at Dressel’s Public House in St. Louis’s Central West End*