2020 Call for Papers

Amy Barry Annual Conference

The Utah State Historical Society invites proposals for papers, sessions, and panels for its 68th annual conference to be held on September 25, 2019, at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City.

In 1920, with the passage of the nineteenth amendment, women throughout the United States won the right to vote. In recognition of that event, the 2020 annual meeting of the Utah State Historical Society will focus on the question of rights in Utah history. We encourage proposals that explore such topics as women’s rights, Native voting rights, religious and secular liberty, LGTBQ rights, questions of family law, desegregation, free speech, property, equal access to education, conscientious objection, and protection of labor.

We invite the public, scholars, students, policymakers, and organizations to submit proposals for papers, panels, or multimedia presentations on this theme. Submissions on other aspects of Utah history will also be considered. We welcome a range of formats, from the traditional panels and sessions to more innovative formats. We encourage full session or panel submissions, though we will make every effort to match single paper proposals with other panels and papers.

The keynote address will be delivered by _. In the coming months we will announce his keynote title and an abstract.

Proposals should be submitted to Individual Submission and Session or Panel Submission. The deadline for proposals is April _, 2020.

The 2020 Call for Papers is also available as a PDF to be shared with your colleagues.

Queries may be directed to Holly George or Jedediah Rogers, 2020 program co-chairs, at uhq@utah.gov.

Additional conference information will be posted shortly.