The Conference on New York State History
Cooperstown June 7-9, 2007
Call for Papers • Deadline December 31, 2006
* Individual paper abstracts, panel proposals, workshop plans, and other program suggestions are invited for the 2007 conference to be held in Cooperstown. 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. Papers on New York City-based topics are strongly encouraged.
* What is the Conference?
The Conference on New York State History is an annual meeting of academic and public historians, librarians and archivists, educators, and publishers 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 permit more than fifty individuals to take part in the formal program. Special consideration is accorded first-time presenters, graduate students, and local government historians. The conference is self-sustaining and is organized by a committee of historians from a variety of institutions across the state.
Interested parties are encouraged to discuss proposals and any conference-related ideas with Field Horne, the conference chair (e-mail preferred). The Program Committee will meet to consider proposals in mid-January. Applicants will be notified immediately thereafter.
* Special features of the 2007 conference
Sessions intended for teachers and usable for in-service credit will be offered this year. Thursday will begin with an optional full-day workshop, “Doing Community History,” presented by the Upstate History Alliance (UHA), or afternoon tours to Hyde Hall or the Iroquois Indian Museum, followed in the early evening by guided walking tours of the village or a guided cruise on the Glimmerglass Queen. Following the last sessions on Saturday participants may elect to spend the afternoon visiting the Farmers Museum or Hanford Mills at East Meredith, an extraordinary nineteenth-century industrial site.
* What to submit:
All proposals must be received by December 31, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. A proposal should be a one-page description of each presentation—not the full manuscript—and must include the following information: paper and/or session titles, names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all participants, and all equipment needs and scheduling requests. (We encourage presenters to avoid PowerPoint unless presenting visual evidence as part of their papers.) It should also briefly discuss sources, methodology, and argument. All program participants are required to register for the conference.
* How to submit:
Send proposals to Field Horne
Conference on New York State History
Box 215, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866-0215
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