Call for Papers
The Conference on New York State History
June 4–6, 2009
sponsored by the New York State Historical Association
in collaboration with the New York State Archives Partnership Trust
Co-sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities
Call for Papers Deadline
December 31, 2008
Submit proposals to:
Field Horne, Conference Chair
Conference on NYS History
Box 215, Saratoga Springs,
Individual paper abstracts, panel proposals, workshop plans, and other program suggestions are invited for the 2009 conference to be held in Plattsburgh. 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. Areas of particular interest at this conference include Samuel de Champlain’s explorations; the French and Indian War in the Champlain Valley; the Patriot War/Papineau Rebellion; Canada and Nova Scotia refugees; Abenaki and Mohawk studies; Québécois culture in the U.S.; border studies; and Quadricentennial celebrations.
What is the Conference?
The Conference on New York State History is an annual meeting of academic and public historians, librarians and archivists, educators, publishers and other interested individuals 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.More than fifty individuals present formal programs in concurrent presentation sessions, workshops, and the keynote address. 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, conference chair (e-mail preferred). The Program Committee will meet to consider proposals in mid-January. Applicants will be notified immediately thereafter.
What to submit:
All proposals must be received by December 31, 2008 at 5:00 PM. If at all possible, submit an MS Word document by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A proposal should be a one-page description of each presentation—not the full manuscript—and must include the following information at the top of the page: paper and/or session titles, names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all participants, and all equipment needs and scheduling requests. It should also briefly discuss sources, methodology, and argument.
All program participants are required to register for the conference.
Qualified commentators for sessions are needed. Please indicate your willingness, with your areas of expertise, in an e-mail to the conference chair.
Conference on New York State History
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