2018 Call for Papers

Celebrate New York History Month at Researching New York this November!  This annual conference brings  together  a broad community of historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, 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’ 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 presentation 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.


Proposals are due July 29,  2018. Complete panels, workshops, media presentations, or full sessions are preferred; partial panels and individual submissions will be considered whenever possible. For panel, roundtable, 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 time 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 your participation at this year’s Conference.