The Conference on New York State History

The Conference on New York State History is an annual meeting of historians, librarians, archivists, educators, and community members who are interested in the history, people, and culture of New York State and who want to share information and ideas about historical research and programming.  Each year the Conference brings together several hundred interested scholars and students at locations across the state of New York.

Call for Papers
We are now accepting proposals for individual presentations, full sessions, panel discussions, workshops, and other program suggestions for the 2012 conference to be held at Niagara University on June 14-16, 2012. Diverse theoretical perspectives and innovative methodological approaches are welcomed. Presentations may consider any aspect of the history of New York State over the past 400 years. We encourage presenters to take a dynamic approach to their presentations, including the use of visual and audio aids, audience participation, and panel discussions.

Download proposal forms here:
Individual 25-minute Presentation
Full Session, Workshop, or Panel Discussion

E-mail completed proposal forms to Field Horne at conferencechair@nysha.org. Interested parties are also encouraged to discuss proposals and any conference related-ideas with Field.

Proposal Deadline: December 31, 2011.  The Program Committee will meet to consider proposals in mid-January. Applicants will be notified immediately thereafter.

Moderators and commentators sought:
Qualified moderators and commentators for sessions are needed. Please indicate your willingness, with your areas of expertise, in an e-mail to the conference chair.