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.

Check out our updated Call for Papers page. A PDF of the Call for Papers is available to share with your colleagues.

To submit proposals, click Individual submission or Panel or multi speaker session submission.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Helen Papanikolas Award for Best Student Paper on Women's History.

Registration for attendance is required and will be open June 1, 2020.

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We already have the date for the 69th Annual Utah State Historical Society conference. Save the Date: September 24, 2021.




Thursday, September 24, 2020

TBA

Friday, September 25, 2020

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

TBA

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