Friday, October 29, 2010

Call for Papers: The Conference on New York State History (Proposals Due 12/31)

The Conference on New York State History
June 2—4, 2011

Sponsored by New York State Historical Association in collaboration with New York State Archives Partnership Trust
Co-sponsored by NewYork Council for the Humanities

Call for Papers Deadline:
December 31, 2010

Submit proposals to:

Field Horne, Conference Chair
Conference on NYS History
Box 215, Saratoga Springs,
NY 12866-0215
(518) 587-4962

Individual paper abstracts, panel proposals,workshop plans, and other program suggestions are invited for the 2011 conference to be held in Cooperstown. 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.

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. Ten to fifteen presentation sessions,workshops, and a keynote address permit more than fifty individuals to take part
in the formal program.

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, 2010 at 5:00 PM. If at all possible, submit a Word document by e-mail ( proposal should be a one-page description of each 25-minute 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.

How to submit:

Send proposals to Field Horne (address and e-mail at left).

Commentators sought:

Qualified commentators for sessions are needed. Please indicate your willingness, with your areas of expertise, in an e-mail to the conference chair.

The Conference on New York State History
June 2—4, 2011
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center, Suite 9C49
Albany NY 12230

Call for Papers • Deadline December 31, 2010

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