The Organization of American Historians (OAH) would like to extend an
invitation to submit a session or single paper proposal for the 2013 OAH
Annual Meeting, to be held in San Francisco, CA, Thursday, April 11 to
Sunday, April 14, 2013.
Entangled Histories: Connections, Crossings, and Constraints in U.S. History
Hilton San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14, 2013
The theme for the 2013 OAH Annual Meeting will be "Entangled Histories: Connections, Crossings, and Constraints in U.S. History." The history of the United States is one of entanglement: trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, and cross-border interactions; conflicts and collaborations based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, and class; intersections and crossings at all scales from the global to the intimate. The theme for the 2013 conference seeks to examine and complicate a broad range of "entanglements" in U.S. history, paying attention to both the possibilities as well as the limitations of these interactions. OAH will begin accepting proposals for the 2013 meeting on October 1, 2011.
The 2013 Organization of American Historians Program Committee seeks a wide-ranging program that will cover the full chronological sweep of the American past, from pre-Columbian years to the twenty-first century, and the rich thematic diversity that has come to characterize contemporary American history writing and teaching. The program aims to include those teaching at universities, colleges, community colleges, and secondary schools, as well as public historians, and independent scholars.
The program committee invites the submission of panels and presentations that deal with these and other issues and themes in American history. We welcome teaching sessions, particularly those involving the audience as active participants or those that reflect collaborative partnerships among teachers, historians, and history educators at all levels. We urge presenters to continue the ongoing transition from simply reading papers to more actively "teaching" the topic of their sessions - roundtables and workshops offer an excellent format for this. We prefer to receive proposals for complete sessions, but will consider individual paper proposals as well.
The program should reflect the full diversity of the OAH membership in the United States and abroad. Wherever possible, proposals should include presenters of different genders and different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Panels should also represent a range of historians (public and academic) and history professionals, wherever they are employed and at varying levels of seniority in the profession. We encourage more senior historians in particular, to present their own research. We welcome debate on challenging and controversial issues.
-Registration and Membership Requirements-
All participants are required to register for the Annual Meeting. Participants who specialize in American history and support themselves as American historians are also required to be members of the OAH. Participants representing other disciplines do not have to be members.
OAH policy prohibits individuals from participating in two consecutive annual meetings in the same role and limits individuals to appearing only once on the program in a given year. If you have questions about this policy, please email the OAH meetings department: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals should be submitted electronically to the OAH Proposal System beginning October 1, 2011. Please download proposal system instructions before beginning your submission. Complete session proposals most often include a chair, participants, and, if applicable, one or two commentators (chairs may double as commentators, and commentators may be omitted in order for the audience to serve in that role). Session membership should be limited by the need to include substantial time for audience questions and comments.
All proposals must include the following information:
• a complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and affiliation for each participant
• an abstract of no more than 500 words for the session as a whole,
• a prospectus of no more than 250 words for each presentation; and
• a vita of no more than 500 words for each participant.
The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, February 15, 2012.
Megan Walsh, Program Assistant
Organization of American Historians
112 N. Bryan Avenue
PO Box 5457
Bloomington, IN 47407-5457
Fax: 812.855.0696 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://annualmeeting.oah.org/
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