Researching New York 2019

November 21-23

University at Albany-SUNY

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.

CALL FOR PAPERS. Seeking individual and panel proposals on all aspects of New York State history, in all time periods. Roundtables, media presentations, workshops, and other non-traditional presentations encouraged. Deadline extended.  Proposals due July 15, 2019 to  See link above for details.

Join us for the  featured public event:  A screening of Driving While Black, with Ric Burns and  Gretchen Sullivan Sorin, scheduled to air nationally on PBS in 2020.  Based on the groundbreaking research of historian Gretchen Sullivan Sorin and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns, Driving While Black explores the role of the automobile in the lives of African Americans during the Jim Crow era of the 1930s to 1960s.

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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