The California Council for the Promotion of History (CCPH) has put out the Call for Papers for its 2005 Annual Conference. To be held October 27-29, 2005, in Visalia, California, the conference has the theme "Telling the Stories: From History to Myth."
Join your colleagues in the heart of California’s great central valley for a weekend of inquiry, exploration, and investigation into the practice and profession of public history. This year’s theme is designed to encourage a broad range of topics and to appeal to an array of interests. As public history professionals and avocationalists, we must be wary of the human inclination to mythologize, and an understanding of the ways that history shapes and creates myth is crucial to doing so. Panels, roundtables, papers, and presentations that explore the relationship between myth and history are encouraged, as well as those that probe the issues, methods, practices, and outcomes of public history.
Prospective presenters may choose to present an individual paper or presentation or may develop a complete panel or roundtable session (with at least three presenters). (Please be aware that presenters will be required to register for the conference if they wish to attend other sessions and/or activities.) We can also help you develop symposia or workshops combined with day trips or tours to sites that connect with your topic. Student presentations and those from new professionals are always encouraged, and we plan to once again offer student/new professional stipends for this year’s conference (information will be included in conference registration packets, expected to be mailed in late June).
If you would like to participate in the conference, submit an abstract (100-200 words) for your 20-minute paper/presentation or 1.5-hour panel or roundtable session along with your name (all presenters’ names, if applicable), affiliation(s), contact information (including email), and audio-visual requirements* by April 1, 2005, to:
Meta Bunse, Program Coordinator
For updated information on the conference, visit our website at the web address provided below, or send us an email at the following e-mail address to be added to the conference mailing list.
Presenters wishing to use a data projector (such as for a PowerPoint presentation) may be required to provide their own equipment and will be notified in advance if they will need to do so.
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