California Council for the Promotion of History, 32nd Annual Conference October 18-20, 2012 – Woodland, California
This year, in Woodland, California, our conference will delve into the movers and the movements that exemplify and define our state. CCPH welcomes professionals, academics, and avocationals who avidly promote history and public history from a variety of perspective to propose program presentations.
California has always been a land of movement. The Sierra Nevada tilt under the tectonic forces that also shake California’s cities. Its rivers carve the land, and fill its basins, and complex and often conflicting movements of people have churned California’s demographics ever since successive waves of crossed into North America across the ice. Spanish missionaries and soldiers, American trappers, explorers, miners, and health seekers, and eventually entertainers, dust-bowl refugees, war workers, and aerospace engineers were all part of these currents. Among them were immigrants from every continent, seeking their fortunes andescaping conflict, often to face new hardships and obstacles in the American West.
Californians have always been in a hurry, and moving people and goods within the state has always been challenged by its difficult terrain. From pack mules, steamboats, ferries, railroads, and highways to airports, transmission lines, and the internet have shaped and reshaped Californians’ access to places, things, energy, and information. In addition to literal movement, religious and social movements left their marks, as have political movements too numerous to list, each contributing to the state we know today.
We seek presentations of individual papers, a complete panel, or roundtable session. Panels and sessions should have at least three presenters. Unconventional presentation formats, such as dramatic performances, are also welcome. Additionally, CCPH program coordinators may be able to help you develop symposia or workshops that dovetail with other elements of the conference program still in process.
All presenters must register for the conference. CCPH encourages presentations by students, new professionals, and local history practitioners. Information on stipends for students and new professionals will be posted on the CCPH website in mid-August (www.ccphhistoryaction.org). Preference will be given to presenters for stipend awards.
DEADLINE --- email or post-mark by May 16, 2012
For details, see the Annual Conferences page at: www.ccphhistoryaction.org Program contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
California Council for the Promotion of History
California State University, Sacramento
Department of History
6000 J. Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6059
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