Call for Papers - Alabama Association of Historians Annual Conference

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January 15, 2019
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Music and Music History, Native American History / Studies, Public History


The Alabama Association of Historians invites paper proposals for its annual meeting to be held in Florence, Alabama on the campus of the University of North Alabama on April 12-13, 2019. This meeting is open to scholars, educators, public historians, undergraduate students, graduate students, and local historians. The conference is being held in conjunction with the 10th anniversary celebration of the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area.


The MSNHA was designated by Congress in 2009 and encompasses the six northwest counties of the state of Alabama: Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, and Morgan. It is located on the campus of UNA. The MSNHA exists to preserve, interpret, and protect natural, cultural and historical resources in these counties. The MSNHA focuses on three main themes: Music, Native American Heritage, and the Tennessee River.


Proposals for both individual papers and panel presentations are welcome. Please submit a one page abstract and include CVs for all presenters (no more than two pages please). The committee encourages the submission of proposals for papers and panels that examine topics related to the MSNHA themes: Music, Native American Heritage, and the Tennessee River, though presentations on other subjects are welcome. Topics do not have to be related to the history of Alabama. Presentations related to historic preservation, museum administration, oral history, community history projects, and other public history topics are also encouraged.


Please submit proposals to Dr. Carolyn Barske Crawford at by January 15, 2019. In the subject line of the email, please include your last name and “AAH proposal.”


The AAH is also seeking academics and public history professionals to participate in classroom visits and a round table for UNA graduate and undergraduate students on careers in the field of history on April 12, 2019. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Carolyn Barske Crawford at


The MSNHA and AAH will be sponsoring a Trail of Tears curriculum project teacher’s workshop for K- 12 teachers on April 12, 2019. For information about participating, please contact Seth Armstrong at The MSNHA, UNA and the Trail of Tears Association are partnering on the development of a national curriculum about the Trail of Tears.

Contact Info: 

Carolyn Barske Crawford, Ph.D. 

President, Alabama Association of Historians 

Director, Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area

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