2020 Call for Papers

Join us for Researching New York 2020  November19-21.   While it is difficult in the midst of the current crisis to think very far ahead, We are optimistically issuing the call for 2020.  We  look forward to again bringing  together  a broad community of historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, noted guests, and more to share their work on New York State history.

Conference organizers invite proposals from any time period and any methodological perspective on all aspects of New York State’s rich  history. We seek submissions for workshops, roundtables, panels, and individual papers from scholars, public historians, educators, archivists,  librarians, and others engaged in the study, teaching, and dissemination of New York State History. Work that addresses practical and theoretical issues surrounding the interpretation, preservation, commemoration, and public presentation of New York State history is encouraged.

ALL OF NEW YORK !  For 2020 we encourage everyone to consider the vast history of New York — and the many ways to find and tell the stories of New York. While there is no formal theme, consideration of “Doing History in a Time of Crisis” would be welcome – whether from a research, pedagogical, or public history perspective.

Proposals are due June 15, 2020.. Complete panels, workshops, media presentations, or full sessions are preferred; partial panels and individual submissions will be considered whenever possible. For panels, round-table, or workshop proposals, please submit a one-page summary of your session, including a brief abstract,  and one-page curriculum vita for each panel participant.  Individual submissions should include a one-page abstract and one-page vita. Submissions must include name, address, and e-mail address. All proposals should include any anticipated audiovisual needs and note any possible scheduling constraints.  When possible, scheduling accommodations will be made, but can not be guaranteed.  Please submit your proposal as an attachment, in a single document,  to resrchny@albany.edu.

We also seek commentators for panels. Please indicate your interest by contacting us at resrchny@albany.edu, noting your area of expertise, along with a one-page vita.

For further information, if you have questions or comments, please contact us at resrchny@albany.edu. We look forward to a time when we can all gather together and share each other’s company of work we are all doing to research and present New York State History.