The 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies will take place on November 20-23, 2014 at the Historical Society of Washington DC.
Theme: Making New Washingtons: Historical Consciousness in a Transforming City

The submission deadline is May 18, 2014 11:59 pm

The theme for the 41st Annual Conference is “Making New Washingtons: Historical Consciousness in a Transforming City.” At this time of great change and new development, historians are invited to consider the present in the context of earlier periods of ferment and dramatic change, including, but not limited to, the era of regrouping after the burning of Washington 200 years ago, the period of “New Washington” (Territorial Government) during Reconstruction following the Civil War, the Great Migration following World War I, and the waves of immigration in the second half of the 20th century. Presentations that compare D.C. to other urban centers are especially relevant and encouraged.

The conference theme is not meant to be exclusive. Submissions based on all new research on D.C. history topics are welcome.

Conference panels are moderated and last one hour and 15 minutes. Typically, three speakers each take 20 minutes to present their papers, followed by 10-15 minutes of discussion with audience participation. Individuals are encouraged, though not required, to organize panels and supply moderators.

The conference opens on Thursday evening, November 20, with the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture and the all-conference reception, honoring the memory of this pioneering scholar of African American history. This year’s speaker will be announced at a later date.

You are also invited to take part in the Friday lunch-hour History Network, a forum where history-related organizations and vendors display materials explaining their activities and services.

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Submit a 200-word abstract of your paper, including your professional title and institutional affiliation (if applicable), contact information (email), and audio-visual/IT equipment needs.