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Call for Papers

Ohio Valley History Conference Contested Histories in the Public

The Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Kentucky, will host the conference on October 3–5, 2019.

Now in its 35th year, the Ohio Valley History Conference is open to historians and advanced graduate students from all time periods and specializations, including public and digital history. This year's theme, Contested Histories in the Public, will examine the ways in which historians, public history professionals, and historical affinity organizations affectively research, interpret, and teach difficult histories. The OVHC welcomes proposals for individual papers, full panels, roundtables, and volunteers to chair panels or provide comment. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend and present.

Possible topics can include but are not limited to:

Gender and Labor

Environmental Issues

Military History



Digital History


U.S. History (open time period)

Museum Interpretation


European History (open time period)

Public History

Submission Process: For a panel or roundtable, please submit the panel title, a 100-word abstract of each paper, and a 1–2 page CV for each participant. For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract and a 1–2 page CV. Volunteers to chair sessions or provide comment should submit a 1–2 page CV indicating areas of interest and expertise. All proposals should be in a Word document and include the affiliation and contact information of each participant. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2019. Please send proposals to [End Page 149]



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