The 2003 Society for History in the Federal Government will hold its annual meeting on March 14-15, 2003, at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies on the campus of Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
The theme for this conference will be "Federal Records and the Cause of History," and we especially invite paper and panel proposals on a broad range of events (Watergate, newspapers), institutions (National Archives, Library of Congress), individuals (Senator Moynihan, J. Edgar Hoover), technology (air power, nuclear weapons), and issues that have affected our ability and right to information in a democratic context. The conference seeks to examine not only the current rules and laws governing the use of government documents but also how they came about with a view toward assessing where we stand today and the implications for the future. In addition we also invite proposals on all aspects of historical activities in the Federal government, historic preservation, and public history. Complete panel proposals are preferred. Please send a 100-200 word abstract and brief C.V. by December 1, 2002 to the program chair.
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This conference will take place on Friday-Saturday, March 14-15. SHFG has reserved 75 rooms at the local Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 17 Lowe Drive, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, telephone 304-876-7000. Attendees calling for reservations need only identify themselves as part of the Society for History in the Federal Government group. The government rate of $79 per night will apply.
Dr. Roger D. Launius
Division of Space History
P.O. Box 37012
NASM Room 3560, MRC 311
Washington, DC 20013-7102
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