The Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS) has announced a call for proposals for their 2021 annual meeting Watershed Moments, set for September 13th through 15th, at the Lake Ontario Events & Conference Center, in Oswego, NY.
The year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that recognized U.S. women’s right to vote and the 150th anniversary of the 15th amendment that enfranchised Black men, as well as the anniversaries of innumerable other “watershed moments” in local, state, and national history. This meeting will seek to examine the various ways in which public historians interpret and commemorate “watershed moments,” as well as the role water has played in shaping the communities we serve.
Unless otherwise noted, sessions are 75 minutes in length; 15-20 minutes of that should be reserved for discussion.
Panel sessions will be organized around a facilitator/chair and 3–4 presenters. Generally, each panelist speaks for 15–20 minutes, followed by comment and/or discussion led by the facilitator and time for questions from the audience. Individual presentations should be at least loosely connected by topic or theme.
Skills sessions will be offered as training sessions designed to teach practical skills. The session type is ideal for demonstrating the use of new or innovative tools or techniques.
Workshops will be longer, more-focused training sessions in which presenters work directly with participants to teach them a new skill or concept. Workshops may be up to three hours in length. Presentors may set a limit on the number of attendees to ensure that participants can actively engage and interact.
Individual sessions will allow a single presenter to give a longer, lecture-style talk on a single topic or theme. Session are 45 minutes long, including time for questions from the audience.
The deadline to submit a proposal is Tuesday, June 15th.
All presenters will be required to register and pay for the conference. For more information, contact program committee co-chairs Mark Slosek at email@example.com, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the APHNYS website.