On September 8, 2020, the Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History and the White House Historical Association will cohost a workshop on the topic of presidential mourning and legacy. The participants will share pre-circulated papers and workshop their submissions. That evening, the Center for Presidential History will host a public event for their supporters and the Dallas community. After the workshop, the participants will submit their revised chapters by November 1, 2020 in order to be published in an edited volume, Mourning the Presidents, the following year by an academic press.
The editors of the volume encourage creative proposals and methodological approaches, especially those exploring the deaths and legacies of lesser-known presidents and/or how underrepresented communities commemorate and remember the presidents. They also encourage public historians, museum professionals, independent scholars, and others to apply.
The workshop will take place in conjunction with the 2020 Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Association. The Summit is a biannual gathering of representatives from presidential libraries, historic homes, museums, and birthplaces to share innovative ideas, discuss best practices, and facilitate outreach for presidential history sites. Workshop attendees are encouraged to attend the summit!
Please send one-page proposals and a CV to Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky at LChervinsky@whha.org no later than November 15, 2019. Applicants will be notified by December 1, 2019. Travel, lodging, and an honorarium will be provided for the workshop and written contribution.
Please contact Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky at the White House Historical Association with any questions.