About the Conference

41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies


Washington, D.C., November 20-23, 2014

Making New Washingtons: Historical Consciousness in a Transforming City

Hosted by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.,
Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square

Submission Deadline for papers and panels has passed.

You can still sign up to be part of the  History Network participation–click here: https://cdchs.submittable.com/submit

Schedule will be released in July.

The theme for the 41st Annual Conference is “Making New Washingtons: Historical Consciousness in a Transforming City.” At this time of great change and new development, historians are invited to consider the present in the context of earlier periods of ferment and dramatic change, including, but not limited to, regrouping after the burning of Washington 200 years ago, the “New Washington” era of Reconstruction following the Civil War, the Great Migration following World War I, and the waves of immigration in the second half of the 20th century. Presentations that compare D.C. to other urban centers are especially relevant and encouraged.

SPONSORS

The 41st Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies is co-sponsored by the Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C., the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, Friends of Washingtoniana Division, George Washington University, H-DC http://www.h-net.org/~dclist/, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and the Washingtoniana Division of the D.C. Public Library.

The mission of the Annual Conference on Washington D.C. Historical Studies is to bring together the community interested and engaged in documenting the many varied aspects of the history of the Washington D.C. area and its inhabitants – as a local hometown and as the nation’s capital — to share and to encourage further scholarship. All aspects of historical study are welcome—social, ethnographic, political, the arts and literature, science, and architecture.

The Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies began in 1974, sponsored by George Washington University and the Columbia Historical Society (now the Historical Society of Washington DC).

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