The Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS) 2022 Annual Conference will be held in Kingston, NY, September 19-21, 2022. The conference draws more than 100 government-appointed historians and affiliates from across the state.
The APHNYS Program Committee invites proposals for workshops, panels, and presentations that explore the 2022 Annual Conference theme of “Expanding the Narrative.” The deadline to submit a proposal is April 30th, 2022.
Situated on the bank of the Hudson River, Kingston originally was home to the Esopus people, a tribe of Lenape (Delaware) Native Americans. The area witnessed the activities of Dutch traders, American revolutionaries, and British arsonists, as well as cement manufacturers and canal and railway travelers, among others. The city also has the distinction of being New York State’s first capital.
Today, it is home to a diverse group of people with their own unique histories. Some of these stories are well known; others have yet to be examined. In the interest of “Expanding the Narrative,” public historians are invited to shed light on some of the lesser-known people and events that have shaped the state’s past.
In addition to in-person offerings, a virtual online option will be offered for those who are unable to attend in Kingston.
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