CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
40TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON D.C. HISTORICAL STUDIES
Washington, D.C., November 14-17, 2013
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2013
"Marching on Washington"
We invite you to take part in the 40th Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies
. Submit your proposals for individual papers, panels,
viewings of new films, walking tours, author talks on new books, and
practical workshops on research or material preservation. All topics
related to the history of metropolitan Washington, D.C., including
nearby Maryland and Virginia, as well as the federal government, are
welcome. Don't miss this opportunity to reach the conference audience of
scholars, students, and interested members of the public eager for this
lively consideration of all things D.C.
The theme for the 40th Annual Conference is "Marching on Washington,"
covering a diverse range of anniversaries: the 1963 Civil Rights March
on Washington, 1973 initiation of modern Home Rule, the centennial of
the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession, and the sesquicentennial of the
Emancipation Proclamation. Conference themes are not exclusive; the
presentation of all new historical research about D.C. is welcome. Past
presentations have considered art, archaeology, architecture, biography,
D.C. governance, demography, geography, law, military, music,
neighborhoods, race relations, schools, as well as oral history
techniques and archival collection reviews.
The conference opens with the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture and
reception, honoring the memory of this pioneering scholar of African
American history. Kate Masur, an associate professor of history at
Northwestern University and author of An Example for All the Land:
Emancipation and the Struggle Over Equality in Washington, D.C., is the
You are also invited to take part in the Friday lunch-hour History
Network, a forum where history-related organizations and vendors display
materials explaining their activities and services.
For a flavor of past conferences, see the following programs from
previous years; click: http://www.historydc.org/conference/archives.aspx
The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2013. Please email proposals to
the conference committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit a 200-word abstract of your paper, including your professional
title and institutional affiliation (if applicable), contact information
(email), and audio-visual/IT equipment needs (please indicate PC or Mac
and software versions).
Submit a brief description of the session with role of each panelist,
professional titles and institutional affiliations (if applicable), a
abstract for each paper presenter, contact information for the panel
organizer/primary contact, and audio-visual/IT equipment needs (please
indicate PC or Mac and software versions).
Submit a brief description of your film including topic, running time,
ages of audiences for which it is suitable, whether it is a finished
piece or work in progress, and whether you would like additional time
for audience feedback and discussion.
Submit a description of your tour's length (running time), location,
start and stop points, and ages of audiences.
Submit a description of your published book including publication date
and indicate whether you are able to sell books on site. Authors selling
books are asked to supply a volunteer to handle transactions without
assistance of conference staff.
Submit a description of your workshop including all IT/audio-visual
requirements (please indicate PC or Mac and software versions) as well as
requirements for tables or other display areas.
HISTORY NETWORK PARTICIPATION
The History Network marketplace of ideas takes place on Friday, November
15th. Reserve your space now via email: email@example.com
About the Conference
The 40th Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies is co-sponsored by
the Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C., the Charles Sumner School
Museum and Archives, Cultural Tourism DC, Friends of Washingtoniana
Division, H-DC http://www.h-net.org/~dclist/
, the Historical Society of
Washington, D.C., Rainbow History Project, and the Washingtoniana
Division of the D.C. Public Library.
The organizing committee (Matthew Gilmore, chair; Brett Abrams, Johanna
Bockman, Jeffrey Donahoe, Mark Greek, Stephen Hansen, Ida Jones, Chris
Klemek, Jennifer Krafchik, Jane Freundel, Levey, Adam Lewis, Jenny
Masur, John Muller, John Richardson, Gary Scott, Kimberly Springle, Mary
Ternes, Ruth Trocolli, and Kim Zablud) welcomes the assistance of other
volunteers on any of three subcommittees: program, logistics, or
publicity. In addition, volunteers are always needed to help run the
conference. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:
Matthew Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org