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August 17, 2018

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

Call for Papers and Presentations for 2019 Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is seeking papers and presentations for the 2019 Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference, which will be held April 24, 25 and 26, 2019, on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) in Chickasha, Okla. A total of 18 presentation sessions will take place Thursday morning, April 25, and Friday morning, April 26.   

This year’s theme is “Women Who Built History,” and will celebrate the centennial of women in Oklahoma receiving the right to vote in late 1918. The USAO campus is a National Register of Historic Places historic district that was originally the Oklahoma College for Women. The OHS encourages history or preservation presentations related to women’s history, but will accept proposals on all aspects of Oklahoma history and historic preservation.

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 2019 if not sooner. Registration fees for presenters will be waived.

Presentation proposals are being accepted now. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, December 28, 2018. 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 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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