32nd Annual Washington, D.C. Historical Studies Conference
November 4-5, 2005
Deadline is Friday, May 13, 2005.
The Washington, DC Historical Studies Conference is a unique opportunity for a range of participants--scholars, amateur and professional historians, students at all levels, community activists, long-time residents and recent arrivals--to deepen their knowledge of the history of the city, its neighborhoods and communities, and the surrounding region.
This year it will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, Washington, Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, 2005.
As in previous years, the Program Committee is calling for papers and presentations on a wide variety of topics of local history interest, including neighborhoods, ethnic groups, local politics, religion, science, art and media, historic preservation, and architecture of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding Northern Virginia and Maryland suburbs.
for the conference programs from previous years.
Over the two days, a series of concurrent sessions will be presented. Presenters will give a 20-minute presentation within a specific 90-minute conference session led by a panel moderator.
For each paper or session proposal, please provide the following:
Title of session/paper
Session participants (identify moderator) or author of paper, including name, title and affiliation, email and postal addresses, phone number
100 word description of session or abstract of paper (for review by Program Committee and use in conference brochure)
Name and contact information for submitter (if not included in #2 above)
While formal proposals are best, if you have something less formal that can be developed into a paper/panel send it along for consideration.
The preferred method of submission is via email. Please send the information requested above as an attachment to Peggy Appleman at the e-mail address provided below.
The deadline is Friday, May 13, 2005.
In addition, we would like to invite your organization to participate in the History Network of this year's Washington, D.C., Historical Studies conference. The History Network (previously known as the History Marketplace) has been the opportunity for organizations involved in documenting, preserving, and presenting the history of Washington, D.C. to be in the same room together--so they might see what each other is doing, and so that conference attendees can easily and conveniently see the broad sweep of historically related projects, initiatives, and institutions.
The Network will be held on Friday, November 4 starting at noon.
If you are interested in participating in the History Network, please contact Matthew Gilmore by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conference on Washington, D.C. Historical Studies is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C./City Museum, George Washington University, and the Washingtoniana Division of the District of Columbia Public Library.
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