Town Meeting Project

What is the most pure form of democracy? Some argue that it is the New England Town meeting where neighbors make decisions face-to-face on the issues that effect them. In this project we collect data from town meeting; including acts of participation, attendance and the number and types of votes. In 2018, our team of researchers from UVM, Castleton and Northern Vermont University collected data from 38 Vermont town meetings.

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'Backstory: Vermont' Internship Program

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The Vermont Historical Society, the Center for Research on Vermont, and the UVM History Department have come together to offer internships at local historical societies. Interns will have the chance to conduct research, handle collections and archives, plan exhibitions and help these small operations with public outreach efforts through social media. 

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DEADLINE: May 1, 2018

Green Mountain Scholar: Samuel B. Hand, Dean of Vermont Historians

Photo of Samuel B. Hand, founder of the Center for Research on Vermont.

The Center for Research on Vermont published Green Mountain Scholar: Samuel B. Hand, Dean of Vermont Historians (2018) —a collection of important scholarly writing on Vermont political and legal history and historiography.

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French Connections: FrancoConnexions

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A conference highlighting the historical, cultural and economic contributions of French Canadians from Québec to Vermont and New England. This year's conference happened on March 20, 2017 at the University of Vermont. (En Francais)

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Vermont Roots

Vermont Roost Migration project researchers.

The Vermont Roots Migration research is an on-going project of the Center and our collaborators. Out-migration is an issue that has challenged Vermont at various times during the last 200 years. Why do people leave? Why do they return? Why do they stay? Here we explore the past, present and future of issues related to out-migration from Vermont, with a particular focus on the concerns about youth leaving the state.

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Power from the North Conference

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Power from the North is a joint project of UVM's Center for Canadian Studies, The Center for Research on Vermont and the Energy Transitions Research Group to explore the past, present, and future of Vermont & Quebec's electricity relationships.

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