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2023 Oklahoma History Symposium
“Perspectives in History”

Presented by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Oklahoma History Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, 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.

Call for Proposals

The Oklahoma Historical Society is seeking proposals for the 2023 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. 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
Board development
Outreach program development
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

Submit a Proposal

Proposals are now being accepted, and the deadline for submission is November 30, 2022. Those who submit proposals will be notified of their status by Friday, December 31, 2022. To submit your proposal, please complete our online form and email it larry.odell@history.ok.gov.

Proposal Submission Form