Researching New York: A Conference on NYS History

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Call for Papers
August 18, 2017
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Local History, Public History, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Celebrate New York History Month at Researching New York this November!  This annual conference brings  together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State history.

Conference organizers invite proposals from any time period and any methodological perspective on all aspects of New York State history, including for workshops, roundtables, panels, and individual papers from scholars, public history professionals, educators, archivists,  librarians, and others engaged in the study, preservation, and presentation of New York State History. Work that addresses practical and theoretical issues surrounding the interpretation, preservation, commemoration, and public presentation of New York State history is encouraged.

Special Focus:  Women of New York- Suffrage and Beyond

2017 continues to be a year of celebration of women suffrage in New York State.  Numerous groups through out New York are marking the occasion with lectures, exhibits, conferences, and a wide range of programs commemorating the centennial. For Researching New York 2017, we especially seek proposals that not only examine the quest for suffragee, but the lives and history of women in New York from the earliest native inhabitants to the present.

Proposals are due August 18, 2017. Complete panels, workshops, media presentations, or full sessions are preferred; partial panels and individual submissions will be considered whenever possible. Please submit a summary of your session, including a brief abstract and curriculum vita for each panel participant.  Individual submissions should include a one-page abstract and one-page vita. Submissions must include name, address, and e-mail address. All proposals must include all anticipated audiovisual needs and any potential time constraints.  When possible, scheduling accommodations will be made, but can not be guaranteed.  Please submit your proposal as a single document as an attachment via e-mail to

We also seek commentators for panels. Please indicate your interest by contacting us at, noting your area of expertise, along with a one-page vita. For further information, visit the Researching New York Web site at

Contact Info: 

Susan McCormick, Chair; University at Albany History Dept, Social Science 145, Albany, NY 12222; 518-4425431

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