Submission Deadline for 23rd Annual Conference on Illinois History Extended to June 1

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Call for Papers
October 7, 2021 to October 8, 2021
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Local History, American History / Studies, History Education, Public History

The Conference on Illinois History is accepting paper or panel proposals on any aspect of Illinois's history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology. We encourage submissions from professional and avocational historians, students, and anyone engaged in the study of Illinois history at institutions such as libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.

It is planned for the conference to take place in Springfield, Illinois, but presenters should be prepared to participate online if the ongoing pandemic prevents us from meeting in-person.

To submit a paper or panel proposal, please send:

  • A one-page summary of the topic, including a description of the major primary and secondary sources used.
  • A one-page resume/CV for each participant.

Proposals are also being accepted for educator workshops focusing on the use of the best pedagogical practices and/or innovative strategies to teach any aspect of Illinois's history, culture, politics, geography or archaeology. Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes; preference will be given to sessions using hands-on strategies.

To submit an educator workshop proposal, please fill out this form.

The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2021.

Send all proposals to: Jacob Friefeld, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701, or

For more information, call 217-558-0128

Contact Info: 

Jacob K. Friefeld, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, 112 North Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62701