Call for Proposals- AASLH & Michigan Museums Association Annual Meeting

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Call for Papers
December 7, 2015
Tennessee, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Public History

2016 AASLH and Michigan Museums Association Annual Meeting

Detroit, Michigan

September 14-17, 2016

Theme: The Spirit of Rebirth

Proposal Deadline: December 7, 2015

More information:

Annual Meeting 2016 Theme: The Spirit of Rebirth

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will present its 2016 annual meeting in Detroit, MI, from September 14-17, in partnership with the Michigan Museums Association, and is seeking session proposals for the meeting.

The Program Committee seeks proposals that:

  • Explore challenges faced by history professionals, including but not limited to: shifts in national and local demographics, economic downturn, financial pressures, and distracted audiences.
  • Illustrate attempts – both successful and less than successful – to react to those contextual changes
  • Illustrate attempts – both successful and less than successful – to proactively address pending contextual changes
  • Demonstrate the value of understanding the past (societal, institutional, programmatic) in choosing a course for the future
  • Consider the use and value of public history in modern national discourse
  • Document innovative models, approaches, partnerships
  • Assess honestly and critically the failure of outdated models; suggests new approaches to common problems; and/or affirms the effectiveness of traditional tactics

Read the Instructions and Submissions Guidelines to learn more about submitting a topic, including detailed information on session types (round table, forum, workshop, etc).

Need a little inspiration? Click here for subjects suggested by attendees at the 2015 meeting in Louisville.


Contact Info: 

Hannah Hethmon


Membership Marketing Coordinator, AASLH

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