67th Annual Utah State Historical Society Conference

long view of history

September 27, 2019

Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South, West Valley

The Utah State Historical Society invites proposals for papers, sessions, and panels for its 67th annual conference.

The conference theme takes a long view of the interior West. Whereas local and state history tend to build on narrow case studies, we encourage proposals that stretch the temporal dimensions of the past. Special attention will be made to the region’s long human history of prehistoric and indigenous groups and cultures, as informed by oral tradition and the methodology of archaeology and ethnography. Likewise, we welcome studies that incorporate evolving natural processes: the geologic, climatic, and environmental. The theme also lends itself to histories of structural systems, of demographic trends, and of cultural values that span generations.

For more on the conference theme, and to submit a proposal, visit our Call for Papers.

The Utah State Historical Society, thanks to our generous sponsors, offers the conference free to scholars, writers, teachers, students, and the general public.



Helen Z. Papanikolas Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Helen Z. Papanikolas Award for Best Student Paper of Utah Women's History.  Nominations are due by June 1, 2019 

Friday, September 27 
8:00 am – 9:00 am:  Check in 
9:00 am – 11:45 am: Workshops TBA
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:  Lunchtime Keynote Speech by Dr. Thomas G. Andrews, author of Coyote Valley: Deep History in the Rockies, and Outstanding Achievement Awards Program, by Dina Blaes, Chair, Board of State History
History Session 2:  1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
History Session 3:  3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

For additional information, please email Alycia Rowley at aaldrich@utah.gov or call 801-245-7226.