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September 15, 2014


Contact: Paul Lambert
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-5217

Call for Papers and Presentations for the 2015 Oklahoma History Conference

The Oklahoma Historical Society is seeking papers and presentations for the 2015 OHS Annual Oklahoma History Conference, which will be held April 22, 23 and 24, 2015, at the Artesian Hotel in Sulphur, Oklahoma. A total of 10 presentation sessions will be held on the mornings of Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24. Each session will feature either two or three presentations.

The theme for the conference is "Land, Wood, and Water: Natural Resources and the Course of Oklahoma History." The history and culture of the state of Oklahoma from the prehistoric era to the present have been shaped by the area's natural environment. Settlement patterns, business and economic development, cultural diversity and quality of life issues all are influenced by land, wood, and water. A small sample of the wide range of topics that could be relevant to this theme includes agriculture; transition of public lands to private property; extraction of oil, gas, coal and other underground resources; transportation; conservation; forest industry; banking;  tourism; establishment of communities and lifestyles, and businesses relating directly or indirectly to natural resources.

Presentations should be limited to 20 or 30 minutes in length, depending on the number of participants in each session. One-page proposals should include the title of the presentation; a 100-word description of the presentation; the name, address, phone number and email address of the presenter, and a short curriculum vitae or brief biographical sketch. Those who submit proposals will be notified of their status by early February 2015 if not earlier. Registration fees for program participants will be waived.

Presentation proposals are being accepted now. The deadline for submitting presentation proposals is Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Proposals should be sent to Annual Conference Committee, Attn: Paul Lambert, Oklahoma Historical Society, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, Okla. 73105, or emailed to Paul Lambert at plambert@okhistory.org. Please call 405-522-5217 with any questions.

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 32 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information visit www.okhistory.org.

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