View of the Mall in 1870
|View of the Mall from the U.S. Capitol, circa 1870 (Author's collection) Click to enlarge.|
If you've done research on any aspect of Washington's past and would like to present your results to an enthusiastic and attentive audience, then please consider submitting a proposal for the 42nd Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies, to be held this November:
New Freedoms, New Lives: the 42nd Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies
November 12-15, 2015
Hosted by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.,
Carnegie Library 801 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 29, 2015
The Conference Committee of the Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies cordially invites presentations on all topics relating to the history of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., including nearby Maryland and Virginia as well as the federal government. Particularly welcome are complete sessions or papers addressing the theme of “New Freedoms, New Lives” as historians continue to reconsider the legacy of the Civil War, Reconstruction, Civil Rights struggles, and the waves of demographic changes on Washington and the nation. Presentations that compare D.C. to other urban centers are especially relevant and encouraged. However, submissions are not required to reflect the conference theme.
Complete information on making a submission for the conference can be found here or at the Conference website. We look forward to seeing everyone, either in the audience or making presentations, in November!