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Researching New York 2006: Perspectives on Empire State History
November 16 & 17, 2006

The organizers of the 8th Annual Researching New York Conference invite
proposals for panels, papers, workshops, roundtables, exhibits, films,
documentaries and media or multi-media presentations on any facet of the
history of New York State -- from settlement to the present. The conference
will be held at the University at Albany, State University of New York, on
November 16th and 17th, 2006.

We are pleased that Dr. Manning Marable, Columbia University, will deliver
the keynote address, "Malcolm X's Harlem." Plans for additional plenary
sessions and film presentations are well underway.  While we welcome
proposals on any aspect of New York history, for Researching New York 2006,
we particularly encourage submissions that highlight the rich and diverse
history of African Americans throughout New York State.

Researching New York brings together historians, researchers, archivists,
librarians, graduate students, teachers, museum curators, website creators,
filmmakers, and documentarians to share their work on New York state
history. Presentations that highlight the vast resources available to
researchers, as well as scholarship drawn from those resources, are also

Proposals are due by June 30, 2006. Full panel proposals, including a
commentator, are encouraged; partial panels and individual submissions will
be considered. For panels and full proposals, please submit a one-page
abstract of the proposed session, a one-page abstract for each paper or
presentation, and a one-page curriculum vita for each participant.
Individual submissions should include a one-page abstract and one-page
curriculum vita. Please honor the one page limit. All submissions must
include name, address, telephone number, and email address. We prefer
electronic submissions to [log in to unmask]

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at
[log in to unmask] Program updates will be available on the Conference Web
site as they become available. www.nystatehistory.org/researchny. Thanks for
your interest and we look forward to your participation at this year's

COMMENTATORS WANTED!! If you would like to serve as a commentator, please
send a note to [log in to unmask] indicating your area of interest and
expertise, along with a one-page vita. 

EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.  If you are a bookseller, historical site,
or engaged in a New York history related endeavor and would like more
information about exhibiting at the Conference, contact us at
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Researching New York is sponsored by:
The Department of History and the History Graduate Student Organization,
University at Albany, SUNY and The New York State Archives Partnership