The Annual Meeting will be held on April 4–5, 2014, at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherdstown, West Virginia. It will explore the many ways in which federal historians enrich the public sphere and contribute to the public dialogue, as well as the tensions inherent is serving multiple audiences. The program committee invites proposals on a broad array of topics including, but not limited to, congressional history, military history, history of civil rights, foreign relations, history of the judiciary, historical sites and interpretation, digital history, records management, government openness verses secrecy, and the challenges of declassification. Panels may include federal historians, public historians, academic historians, park rangers, archivists, preservationists, records managers, and those who work in declassification of federal records. The Program Committee particularly welcomes participation from graduate students contemplating careers in federal history. Entire panels, roundtables, as well as individual papers will be considered.
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