~~~DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31, 2021~~~
The Virginia Forum will hold its seventeenth annual conference April 7–9, 2022, at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, VA. The Virginia Forum is interdisciplinary, welcoming work in history, economics, politics, geography, law, literature, education, politics, environmental studies, archaeology, and anthropology, among other disciplines. Customary panel and paper proposals on all such topics are invited, as are ones for creative presentation formats such as roundtables, workshops, demonstrations, etc. Moreover, the Virginia Forum welcomes proposals from teachers, graduate students, and professionals outside of the academy, as well as from scholars in the early stages of their academic careers.
While the Virginia Forum welcomes proposals on any Virginia topic, each year a theme is selected to inspire proposals and prompt reflection. This year’s theme “History Unmasked” encourages submissions regarding the dual theme of medical pandemic and social justice. This includes unmasking the history represented by people’s voices, whether they be marginalized voices of the past or resounding voices heard since 2020. We are especially seeking proposals that spark conversations about public commemorations, monumental representations, changing meanings of past and current iconography, the contested interpretations of liberties and justice in Virginia, and how past and present Virginians have experienced or endured medical, social, and racial crises.
Please visit the Virginia Forum website to view the full call for proposals and important submission details.
Dr. Mathias D. Bergmann
2022 Virginia Forum Program Committee Chair
Professor of History, Randolph-Macon College