Conference in Augusta, Georgia

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Call for Papers
February 6, 2020 to February 8, 2020
Georgia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, World History / Studies, Public History, Local History, Research and Methodology

Call for Proposals

Georgia Association of Historians Annual Meeting: February 6-8, 2020

Augusta University, Augusta, GA


The Georgia Association of Historians invites proposals from professional historians and current graduate students of history for its 2020 Conference in Augusta, GA.  The GAH welcomes proposals from all areas and subfields of history, including African, North American, Asian, European, and Latin American history, global history, public history, historic preservation, and regional studies, as well as proposals focused on resource or archival management and historical pedagogy.  We encourage innovative session formats such as roundtables and moderated discussions as well as traditional paper sessions. We also welcome interested undergraduates to submit poster proposals. State of the field presentations are also greatly encouraged.  Proposals for full sessions will be given priority, although individual papers will be considered. Accepted papers may also be submitted for consideration to the Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians, though conference acceptance does not guarantee journal publication.

The deadline for proposal submission is November 8, 2019.

Notification of a proposal’s acceptance will occur in December 2019.

Accepted papers will be due to the chairs/commendators by January 10, 2020.

All proposals should include a 250-word description of the paper, session, roundtable, or poster and a one-page c.v. for each presenter. If a proposed session/roundtable is accepted without a chair/commentator, one will be assigned by the program committee. 

Send electronic proposals in Microsoft Word format to Program Chair Lisa Denmark at:  Save the entire panel proposal (include individual abstracts, panel description, contact information, and one-page c.v. for each participant including the chair and commentators) in one document labelled with the organizer’s last name, type of session, and title of proposal: ex: Lastname_Type_Title.docx.

Papers must be original works of scholarship.  Due to time limitations, individual papers will be limited to 15-20 minutes.  Roundtables should be structured to fit a ninety-minute time slot.  (While presenters must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in hand at the time the proposal is submitted, undergraduates may submit posters.)

Chairs/Commentators: Scholars interested in serving as chair/commentator should contact the Program Chair, Lisa Denmark, at:  Please include a brief description of your field/areas of expertise along with a one-page cv.

Additional information and links can be found at

Contact Info: 

Lisa L. Denmark, Assoc. Professor of History, Georgia Southern University