Researching New York 2018

November 15-17

University at Albany-SUNY


SCHEDULE UPDATE FOR FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16.  Registration will open in the Science Library at 9:30 rather than 8:45 as originally scheduled.  Session I will now run from 9:45-11 AM  and Session II from 11:15-12:30.  Lunch will now begin at 12:30.  Note that to allow for the weather delay each session is somewhat shortened rather than cancelling any one session in its entirety.  Please adjust your presentations accordingly. Further updates will be posted here if needed.

Celebrate New York History Month at the annual Researching New York Conference.  The conference meets annually in November, bringing together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State history topics. We again are  This year we are pleased to partner with our longtime partner, The Archives Partnership Trust, to present an expanded conference exploring all aspects of New York State History. Download or view the program, RSNY2018.

Many of you have asked whether there is a specific conference focus or theme this year–there is not. for 2018 we encouraged everyone to consider the vast history of New York — and the many ways to tell the stories of New York.

The conference is sponsored by the University at Albany Department of History & History Graduate Student Assn., University at Albany M.E. Grenander Special Collections & Archives, and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust with additional support from New York State Museum, Humanities NY, and the University at Albany College of Arts & Sciences, Office for Research, and University Auxiliary Services. Additional support for featured public events from the New York State Writers Institute.

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