National Council on Public History 2018 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

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Call for Papers
July 15, 2018
Nevada, United States
Subject Fields: 
Public History, Archival Science, Digital Humanities, History Education, Oral History

Call for Proposals – “Power Lines”
NCPH Annual Meeting – Las Vegas, Nevada, April 18-21, 2018

The call for proposals is open through July 15 at
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Public historians want our work to matter. We use our skills at uncovering, sharing, facilitating, and collaborating to advance a vision of a rich, variegated collective past that contributes to shared interests in the present. For decade, “community” has been our catchphrase and our aspiration. How does our field’s longstanding embrace of the collective stand up in a time of divineness? Do our commitments to individual agency, group identity, social justice, and civic engagement reinforce or strain against each other?

In drawing lines between past and present, delineating distinctive communities, and underlining the contributions of overlooked actors, how can public history bring us together and when does it pull us apart?

NCPH invites proposals for its 2018 conference that address the power of public history to define, cross, and blur boundary lines—work that explores public history’s power in all its complexities, idealism, and, perhaps, unintended consequences.

Proposals are due by 11:59 PM local time on July 15, 2017.

Contact Info: 

Rebecca Denne, Graduate Assistant

National Council on Public History

Cavanaugh Hall 127
425 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140

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