Call for Submissions


NOVEMBER 4-5, 2011 



Submit your proposal(s) now for the D.C. Historical Studies Conference for individual papers/presentations and panels. In addition to papers, you are encouraged to submit new films, walking tours, author talks, and workshops of practical advice on research and preservation.

The conference is the forum to consider the latest work on the history of Washington, D.C. and surrounds, with lively presentations including new research, oral history, walking tours, films, new publications, and the History Network. All topics related to local D.C. area history are welcome,  and the history of federal government history or the history of the nearby Northern Virginia andMarylandsuburbs, if clearly related to the history of local life. Past speakers have addressed art, music, archaeology, biography, military, legal, social, architectural topics and many more.

For a flavor of these past conferences, see the following programs from previous years: (2009) (2008)  (2007)  (2006)  (2005)

Individual presenters should submit an abstract of the paper, professional title (if applicable), and affiliation, contact information (email), and audio-visual/IT equipment needs.

Panel  proposals  should  submit  a brief description  of the  session, contact  information,  titles  and affiliations of each panelist (with a primary contact).

The annual History Network on Friday provides space for historical, archival and community organizations to display brochures, fliers, and other materials explaining their activities and research. Come  be a part of it!

Proposals  should  be emailed  to conference  committee at  (preferred) or may otherwise be mailed to:

2011 D.C. Historical Studies Conference

Attn: Mark Greek

DC Public Library Washingtoniana Division

901 G Street N.W. Washington, D.C.  20001

The 38th  Annual  Conference  on D.C.  Historical  Studies  is  co-sponsored  by the Association  of Oldest Inhabitants, the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, Friends of Washingtoniana Division, H-DC –, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., Rainbow History Project, and the Washingtoniana Division of the D.C. Public Library.


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