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We are pleased to announce that noted historian David Blight, most recently author of "American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era" as well as many other works, including  "Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, will present the Thursday evenin conference keynote.  

As always, we invite individual and full panel proposals on any aspect of New York State history - see below for details. 



Researching New York 2012
Science, Technology, & the Environment
November 15-16 2012 - University at Albany

The organizers of the Researching New York Conference invite proposals for panels, papers, workshops, roundtables, exhibits, and documentary and multimedia presentations on any aspect of New York State history —in any time period and from any perspective. The conference will be held at the University at Albany on November 15-16, 2012.  This annual conference brings together historians, archivists, graduate students, public historians, documentarians, and multimedia producers, to share their work on New York State history.

Nature, science, and technology are reflected in the fabric of the State's economy, public policy, and culture—and in the lives of its citizens. Environmental forces and human histories have long been intertwined. Among many concerns,  policymakers today consider the implications of energy, light rail and nanotech research, while their predecessors sought to develop the economy of the state with infrastructure projects like the Erie Canal, the New York State Thruway, agricultural experiment stations, housing projects,  and much more.  For 2012, we especially encourage submissions that call attention to  transformations of the New York state landscape, while exploring historic ways of knowing and understanding the environment and the broader social, cultural, and political implications of  technological and environmental transformations.

The revised proposal deadline is July 15, 2012. Complete panels, workshops, media presentations, or sessions are preferred; partial panels and individual submissions will be considered. For complete sessions please submit a one-page abstract of the complete session and  a one-page abstract and curriculum vita for each individual participant. For individual submissions, submit a one-page abstract and one-page curriculum vita. Submissions must include name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Submit electronically to [log in to unmask]  All proposals must detail any anticipated audiovisual needs or time constraints at the time of submission.

We also seek commentators for panels. Please indicate your interest by contacting us at [log in to unmask], noting your area of expertise and including  a one-page vita.

Further information and updates at the Researching New York Web site,  http://nystatehistory.org/researchny.