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Edward Knoblauch <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for Papers - deadline approaching

The Conference on New York State History
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
June 10-12, 2004

Individual paper abstracts, panel proposals, workshops, and other program
suggestions are invited for the 2004 conference to be held in Saratoga
Springs. Presentations may consider any aspect of the history of New York
over the past 400 years. Diverse theoretical perspectives and innovative
methodological approaches are welcomed. The deadline for proposals is
December 31, 2003.

In recognition of the centennial of the New York City subway, papers and
sessions on the subject of mass transit in New York State and City are
requested. Special consideration is given to papers that focus on methods
and sources for the historian.

What is the Conference?
The Conference on New York State History is an annual meeting of academic
and public historians, archivists, educators, publishers, genealogists, and
general students of history who come together to discuss topics and issues
related to the people of New York State in historical perspective and to
share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming, and
the networking of resources and services. Ten presentation sessions,
workshops, and a keynote address permit more than fifty individuals to take
part in the formal program. Special consideration is accorded first-time
presenters, graduate students, and local government historians. The
conference is self-sustaining and is organized by a Steering Committee of
historians from a variety of institutions across the state.

Interested parties are encouraged to discuss proposals and any
conference-related ideas with Field Horne, the conference chair. The Program
Committee will meet to consider proposals in early January. Applicants will
be notified by February 1, 2004.

What to submit:
All proposals must be received by December 31, 2003. A proposal should be a
one-page description of each presentation - not the full manuscript - and
must include the following information: paper and/or session titles, names,
postal addresses, phone numbers, and E-mail addresses of all participants,
and all equipment needs and scheduling requests. It should also briefly
discuss sources, methodology, and argument, briefly. All program
participants are required to register for the conference.

How to submit:
Send proposals to Field Horne, Conference on New York State History, Box
215, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866-0215, (518) 587-4962, or E-mail to
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Commentators sought:
Qualified commentators for sessions are needed. Please e-mail your
willingness, with your area of expertise, to the conference chair.