The Second Annual Postal History Symposium --- Transportation Technology and the Mail
Sponsored by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, American Philatelic Society and the American Philatelic Research Library
October 21 22, 2007
American Philatelic Center Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Through the application of new technologies, the postal service and transportation industries have encouraged mutual growth and development. The Postal History Symposium provides a forum in which philatelists, academic scholars, public historians and the public discuss and present research integrating philately and postal history in the broader context of American history.
The conference will open Sunday evening October 21, with a reception and plenary panel titled Further, Farther, Faster: Transporting the Mail. Fifteen miles from State College, Pennsylvania, the American Philatelic Center is home to the 43,000-member American Philatelic Society and the American Philatelic Research Library.
Proposals for symposium papers may be submitted either as individual papers or in panels. Papers outside the transportation theme will be considered. Posters should emphasize using visual elements to tell a story, and will be displayed throughout the conference. Deadline for proposals is June 1, 2007.
One-page proposals for papers and posters should be accompanied by a one-page curriculum vita with contact information (e-mail, phone, and address). For possible themes and technical specifications, please visit http://www.stamps.org/news/P1525.htm
Please e-mail complete proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification of accepted papers will be issued in mid July. Conference papers will be posted on the American Philatelic Society website and will be considered for possible publication.
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