The Florida Conference of Historians (FCH) invites proposals for its 61st annual virtual meeting on February 19-20, 2021, hosted by Florida Southern College, located in Lakeland. Faculty, independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates are all welcome. The organization's name reflects the geographic location of its annual meeting and does not reflect any limitation on subject matter. Organizers are accepting proposals on any and all areas of historical inquiry in the following categories: Individual Papers; Panels; Posters; Media and Film.
Important: Given the likelihood that COVID-19 will continue to be a problem into next year and the potential health risks to our attendees, the Executive Board of the Florida Conference of Historians has decided that the 2021 annual meeting will be an exclusively virtual conference. The Executive Board believes that it is the organization's responsibility to offer the professional opportunities the meeting (and the FCH Annals) provides. Please note that we have reduced the registration fee because the costs of organizing the annual meeting are lower.
Proposals are due by December 18, 2020
Advance registration deadline is February 12, 2021
Those who present individual papers at the virtual annual meeting may submit their work to the FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians, the organization's peer-reviewed journal. Papers published in the journal are eligible to compete for prizes in several categories: the Thomas M. Campbell Award ($250 for the best Professional level paper, including faculty and independent scholars), the Blaine T. Blaine Browne Award ($150 for the best Graduate Student level paper), the J. Calvitt Clarke III Award ($100 for the best Undergraduate Student level), and the Douglas Astolfi Award ($50 for the best Poster).
We are also proud to announce that Dr. Christopher Browning, Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, will deliver a virtual keynote address! Dr. Browning's career has focused primarily on the study of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. He has written several books, including Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp, The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939–March 1942, Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers, and Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland.