2019 Institute: Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce two Keynote Addresses for this year's Institute!

Nicolas W. Proctor teaches history at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. After completing a traditional monograph, Bathed in Blood: Hunting and Mastery in the Old South, he focused his work on Reacting games. He is the author of Forest Diplomacy: War and Peace on the Colonial FrontierKentucky, 1861: Loyalty, State, and Nation (with Margaret Storey); Modernism vs. Traditionalism: Art in Paris, 1888-89 (with Gretchen McKay and Michael Marlais). He is currently working on games about the Chicago Democratic Convention in 1968, the Reconstruction era in New Orleans, US involvement in Vietnam, and George Washington's inglorious escapades at Fort Necessity (with Jeff Fortney). He is chair of the Reacting to the Past editorial board and author of the Game Designer's Handbook for the series.

Nick's keynote, "High Stakes and Mitigated Consequences: Reacting is a Laboratory for Citizenship" will take place on Wednesday, June 12.

Judith Shapiro, an anthropologist, is past President of Barnard College (1994-2008) and the Teagle Foundation (2013-2018), which works to support and strengthen liberal arts education and serve as a catalyst for the improvement of teaching and learning. She serves on the Boards of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and Scholars at Risk.  The 2002 recipient of the National Institute of Social Sciences’ Gold Medal Award for her contributions as a leader in higher education for women, her essays and articles on education, like 2016's Community of Scholars, Community of Teachers, are widely published. 

Judith's keynote will take place on Friday, June 14.