68th Annual Utah State Historical Society Conference
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITES
September 25, 2020
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS ARE TRANSITIONING THE 68TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO A VIRTUAL FORMAT. WE WILL MISS SEEING EVERYONE IN PERSON BUT THINK IT WISE TO PLAY IT CAUTIOUS DURING THIS CRISIS. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ONCE WE HAVE IT AVAILABLE TO US.
The Utah State Historical Society invites you to attend its 68th annual conference on September 25, 2020.
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 conference will focus on the question of rights and responsibilityin Utah history. Those who have sought legal, political, and social equality have often had to disentangle ideologies, legal doctrines, and established opinion. The push for women’s suffrage is a prime example of this process.
Other topics to be addressed may include women’s rights, Native voting rights, religious and secular liberty, disability rights, LGBTQ rights, questions of family law, desegregation, free speech, property rights, equal access to education, conscientious objection, and protection of labor. The conference promises to present other interpretations of rights and responsibility, as they pertain to Utah history, to encourage a broad understanding of the topic.
The conference is attended by scholars, students, policymakers, organizations, and members of the general public. We feature a range of formats, from the traditional panels and sessions to more innovative formats.
Registration for attendance is required and will be open June 1, 2020.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
7:45 - 8:30: USHS membership meeting: details TBA
8:00 - 9:00: Check-in and Morning Refreshments
9:00 - 10:15: Welcome and Plenary
10:30 - 11:30: Concurrent Session I
11:45 - 1:30: Lunch and Keynote Address
1:45 - 3:00: Concurrent Session II
3:15 - 4:30: Concurrent Session III
5:00 - 7:00: Awards Reception (by invitation only)
Saturday, September 26, 2020
For additional information, please email Alycia Rowley at email@example.com or call 801-245-7226.