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October 1, 2015

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

Call for Papers and Presentations for 2016 Oklahoma History Conference

Oklahoma City, Okla. — The Oklahoma Historical Society is seeking papers and presentations for the 2016 OHS Annual Oklahoma History Conference, which will be held April 27, 28 and 29, 2016, at the Woodward Conference Center in Woodward, Okla. A total of 18 presentation sessions will take place Thursday morning, April 28, and Friday, April 29.

The theme for the conference is "Landmarks and Turning Points in Oklahoma History." From prehistory to the present, landmarks and turning points have played prominent roles in the history of Oklahoma. Landmarks may refer to geographic or man-made structures that define a locality or have played a significant role in the history of a community or geographical region. Landmark events in history also may refer to episodes or movements that are turning points in the histories of cities, towns, groups of people, historically significant individuals, companies, industries, regions of the state or the state as a whole. 

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 early February 2016 if not sooner. Registration fees for presenters will be waived.

Presentation proposals are being accepted now. The deadline for submitting proposals is Thursday, December 31, 2015. Please send presentation proposals to Annual Conference Committee, Attn: Paul Lambert, Oklahoma Historical Society, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Proposals also may be emailed to Paul Lambert at plambert@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 31 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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