The organizers of Researching New York 2015 are inviting proposals for presentations on any aspect of New York State history – in any time period and from any perspective.The conference meets annually in November, bringing together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State history.
They are encouraging proposals that explore the diverse communities of New York – their histories and how they are gathered, preserved, and presented – whether considering the question of “what is a community?” or the experiences of specific communities.
Communities are often defined by geographic or physical location; however, they may also include, or transcend, communities drawn together by shared cultural, political, religious, ethnic, racial, or gender identities and shared experiences. From the earliest Native Americans of New York to the virtual communities of today; how they have evolved, worked together, or challenged each other has shaped New York history. How individuals, both notable historical actors and average citizens, have navigated, often multiple, communities has influenced their accomplishments as well. How do these understandings inform the history of New York State, not only telling the stories of the past, but also helping to engage with the communities of today?
Proposals are due July 19, 2015. Complete panels, workshops, media presentations, or full sessions are preferred; partial panels and individual submissions will be considered whenever possible.
Submit a summary of your session, including a brief abstract and curriculum vita for each panel participant. Individual submissions should include a one-page abstract and one-page vita. Submissions must include name, address, and e-mail address. All proposals must include all anticipated audiovisual needs and any potential time constraints. Proposals should be submitted with as an attachment via e-mail to email@example.com.
Organizers also seek commentators for panels. Indicate your interest by contacting them at firstname.lastname@example.org, noting your area of expertise, along with a one-page vita.
For further information, questions or comments, contact email@example.com.