CFP: Conference on New York State History


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The Conference on New York State History will be held in the Ithaca on June 3—5, 2010. The conference is an annual meeting of academic and public historians, librarians and archivists, educators, publishers, and other interested individuals who come together to discuss topics and issues related to the people of New York State in historical perspective and to share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming, and the networking of resources and services. Ten to fifteen presentation sessions, workshops, and a keynote address mean more than fifty individuals take part in the program. The conference is self-sustaining and is organized by a committee of historians from a variety of institutions across the state.

Individual paper abstracts, panel proposals, workshop plans, and other program suggestions are invited; the deadline is December 31, 2009. Presentations may consider any aspect of the history of New York State over the past 400 years. Diverse theoretical perspectives and innovative methodological approaches are welcomed.

Special consideration is accorded first-time presenters, graduate students, and local government historians. Interested parties are encouraged to discuss proposals and any conference-related ideas with Field Horne, conference chair (e-mail preferred). The Program Committee will meet to consider proposals in mid-January. Applicants will be notified immediately thereafter.

If at all possible, proposals should be submitted as an MS Word document by e-mail to conferencechair@nysha.org. A proposal should be a one-page description of each presentation—not the full manuscript—and must include the following information at the top of the page: paper and/or session titles, names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all participants, and all equipment needs and scheduling requests. It should also briefly discuss sources, methodology, and argument. All program participants are required to register for the conference.

Send proposals to:

Field Horne
Conference on NYS History Chair
Box 215, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866¬0215
(518) 587-4962
conferencechair@nysha.org

Qualified commentators for sessions are needed. Please indicate your willingness, with your areas of expertise, in an e-mail to the conference chair.

The conference is sponsored by New York State Historical Association in collaboration with New York State Archives Partnership Trust and cosponsored by
New York Council for the Humanities.

Photo: Simeon De Witt, A Map of the State of New York. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

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