Call for Undergraduate Posters - Pennsylvania Historical Association, 2018 Annual Meeting

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Call for Papers
May 12, 2018
New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: 
Public History, Political History / Studies, Oral History, Local History

Recognizing the importance of introducing the next generation of scholars and teachers to the best practices of the profession, the Pennsylvania Historical Association is pleased to announce the inclusion of a poster session for student research at its 2018 Annual Meeting.  This year’s meeting will be held in Lancaster from October 11-13 and hosted by  The conference theme will be “City, County, Commonwealth, and Country: Local and Regional History as America’s History.”


Proposals must list a faculty mentor and may include up to three students per proposal. The proposals may focus on all aspects of the local and regional histories of Pennsylvania. Students will be expected to conduct original, primary source-based research, preferably in an archival setting, during the course of their project along with significant secondary source analysis. The committee will also consider projects that address innovative techniques for teaching Pennsylvania History at the K-12 level.


Research for the project need not be completed by the May 12 application deadline, but the proposal abstract should convey a clear understanding of the historical and scholarly context of the specific subject matter. We encourage students currently working on projects to submit their proposals as soon as possible. The program committee will inform applicants and faculty mentors of their proposal’s status during the summer, with a project completion check to be confirmed by September 15. Student participants are required to be PHA members at the time of the conference (note: there is a special PHA student membership rate of $30.00).


Proposal Due Date: May 12, 2018


For additional information or to submit a proposal, please visit the 2018 PHA Annual Meeting

website at


Questions may be directed to Mr. Paul Fetzer, MA

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Paul Fetzer

Instructor, History and Government Department

Misericordia University


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