At the anniversary of the 19th amendment, Washburn University seeks paper and panel proposals for a conference exploring the rich and complex story of suffrage and political representation, in history and contemporary life. We request papers and panels that consider suffrage and political inclusion, broadly defined, in any period or setting. For example, we welcome presentations and sessions that consider histories of suffrage in the U.S. or throughout the globe, the 19th amendment and its legacies, or alternative models for political participation; as well as studies of contemporary legal frameworks and organizing, constitutional law, or voting rights. Submissions from undergraduate and graduate students, from legal scholars and professionals, and from academics and independent scholars in all fields are welcome. Proposals are due January 3, 2020.
The conference, "The Right to Vote--A Conference at the Centennial of the 19th Amendment," will be held on March 27-28, 2020, at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. The keynote speaker will be Sarah Deer. For more information, please see the conference website: suffrage.wuhistory.com.
Department of History