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The Twelfth Winton M. Blount Postal History Symposium
The Twelfth Blount Postal History Symposium: Political Systems, Postal Administrations, and the Mail

In countries around the world, postal administrations and their missions, practices, and regulations serve as reflections and agents of state goals and ideals. Like the administrations, be they privatized, quasi or fully governmental, these ideals and goals can vary widely. In all cases, they shape the relationship that citizens, subjects, or residents have to the mail and the post office, including their expectations and decisions on how and when to use them. By sending and receiving mail or by using other offered services, individuals participate in communities or networks - familial, commercial, social, or other. Moreover, the acts of using and engaging - even the potential for these - with postal services may simultaneously reinforce and challenge the postal administration and its political foundations.

The schedule is available at https://postalmuseum.si.edu/symposia-and-lectures

If you are interested in attending the event in person, please register for the Zoom meeting so that you’ll receive the link in the case of any last-minute changes, but, more importantly, contact Susan Smith (smithsu@si.edu) directly. Registration spaces for those that want to attend in person will be limited and will be provided first come, first serve.
Dec 8, 2022 09:45 AM
Dec 9, 2022 10:30 AM
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