Call for Papers: DC Historical Studies Conference


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 and Maryland suburbs, 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:


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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