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09/26/17

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Contact: Larry O’Dell
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-6676
lodell@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org

Call for Papers and Presentations for 2018 Oklahoma History Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society is seeking papers and presentations for the 2018 Oklahoma History Conference, which will be held April 25, 26 and 27, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. A total of 14 presentation sessions will take place Thursday morning, April 26, and Friday, April 27.   

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Oklahoma Historical Society, the theme for the conference is “OHS125: Collecting, Preserving and Sharing for the Next Generation.” This year presentations on all aspects of Oklahoma history will be considered for the conference. There will also be special sessions to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Broadway musical “Oklahoma!”

Presentation sessions will be 45 minutes in length and will feature one presentation not to exceed 30 minutes. This will allow 15 minutes for an introduction and questions. Individuals interested in making a presentation should prepare a one-page proposal including the title of the proposed presentation; a 100-word description of the presentation; the name, address, phone number and email address of the presenter; and a short vita or biographical sketch. Those who submit proposals will be notified of their status by February 1, 2018. Registration fees for presenters will be waived.

Presentation proposals are being accepted now. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, December 29, 2017. Please send presentation proposals to Annual Conference Committee, Attn: Larry O’Dell, Oklahoma Historical Society, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Proposals also may be emailed to Larry O’Dell at lodell@okhistory.org

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 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 about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.  

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