Adelman to keynote Postal History Symposium

Joseph M. AdelmanJoseph M. Adelman, winner of the 2011 Moroney Award for U.S. Postal History, will deliver a keynote address during the 2012 Postal History Symposium.

Adelman is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Framingham State University. A historian of early American media, communication, and politics, he is currently completing a book manuscript on the business of printing and the circulation of political news between 1763 and 1789.

Adelman earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University and a master’s and Ph.D. in history from the Johns Hopkins University. In addition, Adelman has worked as Communications Director to a member of the New York State Assembly and as a consultant for the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

He has held fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Antiquarian Society, the American Philosophical Society, the David Library of the American Revolution, the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Doris G. Quinn Foundation.

He has presented and published broadly, including in Enterprise & Society,, and as a blogger at Adelman won the 2011 Moroney Award for U.S. Postal History for his article, “‘A Constitutional Conveyance of Intelligence, Public and Private.’”

Adelman’s keynote will be given during the Postal History Symposium banquet on Saturday, November 3 at the Nittany Lion Inn. Register for the symposium and purchase banquet tickets on the APS website.

The theme for the 2012 Symposium is Blue & Gray: Mail and the Civil War and it will be held in conjunction with a philatelic exhibition hosted by the United States Philatelic Classics Society (USPCS), November 2-4, 2012. The symposium is sponsored by the American Philatelic Research Library, the American Philatelic Society, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.