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Oklahoma History Symposium
“Perspectives in History”

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Presented by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Oklahoma History Symposium is held each spring at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. This one-day symposium offers scholars, historians, authors, and museum professionals a forum to share their work with history enthusiasts.

Typical activities include a keynote, historical sessions, professional development sessions, exhibits, the meeting of the OHS membership, and an organizational meeting of the OHS Board of Directors.

Call for Proposals

The 2024 Oklahoma History Symposium will be Saturday, May 4. The Oklahoma Historical Society is seeking proposals for the 2024 Oklahoma History Symposium. Presentations must be either 30 or 50 minutes in length, including a 10-minute audience Q&A. Formats may include traditional presentations, research sessions, discussion sessions, and panel discussions. The proposal submission deadline is Wednesday, December 20, 2023. See below for more information on formats.

The following topics will be given precedence but we remain open to submissions addressing other aspects of Oklahoma history. Graduate students are encouraged to submit.

Oklahoma History and Culture Topics
African American history
Civil Rights
Immigration and ethnicity
Native American history
Territorial Era
Women’s history

Professional Development Topics
Collections care
Exhibit planning and curating
Historic preservation
Social, cultural, and political impact of archives and exhibits
Strategic planning
Topics in collection management

Session Formats

  • Traditional Presentations - lecture format with time for audience questions
  • Research Sessions - present findings, works in progress, or new methodologies
  • Discussion Sessions - explore current work, recent findings, or new perspectives through discussion with or among audience members
  • Panel Discussion - structured discussion between multiple speakers offering diverse perspectives or approaches on a common historical theme

Download the Proposal Form (PDF)

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