The National Council on Public History and Organization of American Historians invite proposals for the Poster Session at their joint 2012 Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Poster Session is a format for history and public history presentations about projects that use visual evidence. It offers an alternative for presenters eager to share their work through one-on-one discussion, can be especially useful for work-in-progress, and may be a particularly appropriate format for presentations where visual or material evidence represents a central component of the project.
The poster session will be held on Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2012 at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee.
How to Submit a Proposal
Proposals must be submitted electronically (in ONE PDF document) and include:
1. Contact information, including participant(s’) name(s), address(es), email(s), phone number(s), and affiliation(s), and a brief explanation of needs. (You may request ½ of a 6’ table, access to one electrical outlet, and/or an easel.) Wireless internet access will be available. Participants must provide own computer if one will be used in the presentation. Due to limited space, projectors may not be used during the poster presentation.
2. An abstract of no more than 300 words (including title) that explains and promotes the project. Be persuasive! Imagine that the audience for the proposal abstract is a museum visitor, potential funding agency, recalcitrant policy board or client, or fractious community group.
3. A one-page c.v. or resume for each participant.
4. You are encouraged, but not required, to include a simple one- or two-page visual mock-up of the display (e.g., created in PowerPoint, Photoshop, or Publisher, etc. and saved as a PDF).
Deadline: NOVEMBER 1, 2011. Email your proposal to email@example.com with the subject line “2012 Poster.” You will receive a confirmation email within three business days. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact the NCPH Executive Office because your proposal may not have been received. You will receive notification of whether or not your poster has been accepted in December 2011. If accepted, graduate students who are members of NCPH are eligible to apply for a Graduate Student Travel Award.
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