Monthly Programs

Most months a member will give a presentation, discussing a current work in progress, the research and writing process, or an area of personal interest and expertise. A collegial Q&A ensues, and the speaker can, if they wish, ask for suggestions for improvement in case they will be giving the talk at other venues. These programs are usually held at 2:00 PM on the third Sunday of the month, except for December; exceptions can be made as necessary. A digital projector and screen are available. Another member volunteers to take notes and write a report for the newsletter, or the speaker may provide a synopsis instead.

We try to have a speaker each month, though this is not always possible. Ideally, we schedule the programs as far in advance as possible. Members who are interested in giving a talk or other program (such as a film or exhibit tour) should email


Next Monthly Program

Sunday, May 17, 2:00 pm:  Oliver Pollak will speak via Zoom on “The treatment of the Black Death, Bubonic Plague, epidemics and pandemics in World Civilization textbooks and other sources” We are always looking for speakers for Monthly Programs; please consider sharing your research and writing with your colleagues and getting their feedback on your work. And/Or, consider hosting a meeting. We also need a new coordinator of Monthly Programs! For now, contact: Ann Harlow, or 510-559-3616.