Call for Papers - Conference on Illinois History

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Call for Papers
May 1, 2017
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Archaeology, History Education, Public History, Geography

Call for Papers and Proposals for Teacher Workshops

19th Annual Conference on Illinois History

October 5 & 6, 2017

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library



The Conference on Illinois History is accepting paper or panel proposals on any aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology. The Conference especially welcomes submissions exploring the upcoming bicentennial of statehood. We encourage submissions from professional and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.


Proposals are also being accepted for teacher workshops. If you are a teacher who has created an innovative, comprehensive, or timely curriculum on an aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology, please share your expertise with other teachers at the conference.


The deadline for proposals is May 1, 2017.


To submit your proposal for a paper, panel, or teacher workshop, please send: 

  • A one-page summary of the topic, including a description of the major primary and secondary sources used. 
  • A one-page resume for each participant.

Send proposals to: Christian McWhirter, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701, or   

For more information, call 217-785-9132.

Contact Info: 

Christian McWhirter, Research Historian

Abraham Lincoln PResidential Library and Museum