2016 Meeting & Symposium of the Florida Historical Society

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
February 29, 2016
Location: 
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
Archaeology, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, American History / Studies

The Florida Historical Society seeks submissions for its Annual Meeting & Symposium to be held May 19—21, 2016 in Orlando, Fla.  The conference hotel will be the Embassy Suites Downtown (see information at https://myfloridahistory.org/annualmeeting).  The theme is "Citrus to Tourism to Tech: Visions of Paradise?" and the deadline for submitting proposals is February 29, 2016.  

Submission guidelines:  All topics in Florida history are welcome, especially central Florida themes.  A committee of Society members will judge all proposed papers/sessions on their value as scholarship or other forms of useful contributions to Florida history.   Presentations should follow the Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct by the American Historical Association.

  • INDIVIDUAL PAPER (20 minutes): send a title, 150-word abstract, and one-page vita.
  • THEME PANEL: send a title and brief (150 word) theme description, 150-word abstract for each paper, one-page vita for each panel member, and suggested discussant.
  • ROUND TABLE FORUMS OR DISCUSSIONS: send a title and brief (150 word) topic description, list of the participants, and moderator/discussant, with vitas. 

Send submissions by email as an MSWord attachment to program organizer Dr. James G. Cusick at jgcusick@ufl.edu.  Please put “2016 FHS Paper” in your email headingPaper submissions can be mailed to James Cusick, Special & Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Library, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611. If you do not receive an email confirmation that your submission has been received, contact James Cusick. 

The Florida Historical Society sponsors numerous annual awards.  For award criteria and submission details, see https://myfloridahistory.org/annualmeeting/awards.

Contact Info: 

James Cusick, Special & Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Library, University of Florida, Gainesville FL  32611

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