Interdisciplinary Poster Session

2022 Utah History Conference

Water at the Confluence of Past & Future

The moment is ripe to bring interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on the place of water in our society—and our obligations to safeguard it for future generations. History offers crucial foundations for addressing pressing issues that connect water with living communities. The Utah Division of State History invites students and scholars from any scientific or humanistic background with a project based in the analysis of historical data for water-related issues to present their research in an informal and interactive poster session. 

What’s a Poster?

Posters are a graphic way of engaging audiences with your research through images and text at their own pace, while the presenter(s) are available to answer questions or engage directly. This is a common way of presenting research in some humanities and science disciplines, but this is the first time it will be offered at the History Conference.  This is a great and low-stress way to open dialogue between disciplines about water history, science, and policy.

Allied Disciplines Invited to Join

  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • Archaeology/Anthropology
  • Geology/Geosciences
  • Biology/Ecology
  • And other disciplines such as, but not limited to, Art History, Folklore, Literature, Environmental Law, Environmental Humanities, etc. 

Poster Guidelines

  • Posters should be no larger than 36” x 48” and mounted on foam core or board to allow them to be displayed on easels.
  • State History will provide the easels to display the posters, and registrant is responsible for hanging their own posters
  • Poster descriptions should be accurate. Do not twist titles/descriptions to fit the theme.
  • The Poster Session date and time will be included in the program book. All Poster Session presenters are required to attend and remain with their posters for the duration of the session.
  • All posters must be removed by the end of Thursday, October 27. Any remaining posters will be recycled.
  • Poster Session presenters are expected to register for the conference, and will be responsible for their own conference registration.
  • Due to limits in space and time, submittal of a proposal does not guarantee that your poster will be chosen for the conference. State History reserves the right to decline or recommend modifications to proposals in the interest of the conference and attendees.
  • If you need some inspiration on how posters are typically structured (though we are not limited to this format), please visit:

Timeline for Poster Proposals 

  • Proposals will be accepted through June 30, 2022.
  • Presenters must register for the conference by June 30, 2022.

Questions? Contact Lisa Barr, State History at

Effective Poster Presentation Resources