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September 2, 2020

Contact: Larry O’Dell
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-6676

2021 Oklahoma History Conference Call for Proposals

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is seeking proposals for the 2021 Oklahoma History Conference, which will be held April 21–23, 2021, in Norman. The conference is organized by the OHS and offers scholars, students, historians and authors from across the state and country a forum to share their work with history enthusiasts.

The theme of the conference is “Perspectives in History.” Sessions will be 45 minutes in length and may include traditional presentations, research sessions, discussion sessions or lightning talks. In addition, professional development sessions will be included in this year’s schedule. Currently, the conference is expected to be held in-person and streamed live online.

The OHS is seeking proposals on a wide range of Oklahoma topics from traditionally underrepresented voices. Possible subjects include Oklahoma minorities in popular culture, women and minorities in Indian and Oklahoma Territories, underrepresented political or religious movements as well as the social, cultural and political impact of archives and exhibits. Proposals focusing on archival and museum studies are also welcome. We encourage submissions that explore these topics but remain open to submissions addressing other aspects of Oklahoma history. Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals.

Proposals are now being accepted, and the deadline for submission is Monday, November 30, 2020. Those who submit proposals will be notified of their status by Thursday, December 31, 2020. Registration fees for presenters will be waived. Please visit www.okhistory.org/conference for submission forms and complete information.

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. 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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