Posted by: wadahp | February 22, 2010

63rd Annual Pacific Northwest History Conference Coming to Spokane

Game Changers and History Makers:
Women in Pacific Northwest History

63rd Annual Pacific Northwest History Conference  

 November 3-5 – Davenport Hotel, Spokane, Washington  

The Washington State Historical Society, permanent sponsor of the Pacific Northwest History Conference, along with the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture and the Northwest Oral History Association, invites proposals for sessions, panels, and workshops on the theme of women in the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Northwest History Conference is a forum for exchange among historians, museum professionals, educators, archivists, historic preservationists, history enthusiasts, and community activists. Proposals from all quarters are strongly encouraged. The conference is an opportunity to share your work and passion with a community of people with similar interests. 

 The 63rd annual conference commemorates the centennial of Washington women permanently winning the right to vote in 1910; however, proposals are encouraged for all eras and topics related to Northwest women’s history. The anniversary of this momentous development in Washington history offers opportunities to consider women’s influence in the Pacific Northwest in a variety of arenas. Topics might include: 

Teaching the history of Northwest women
Northwest women in politics
Topics related to the national, state and territorial women’s suffrage campaigns
Women’s history site interpretation
Digital sources and projects for women’s history
Successive waves of feminist history
Landmark women’s rights campaigns in the region
Women’s history interpretive tours and trails
Gender studies
Women’s ethnic history
Women’s history collections
Women artists and writers
Women pioneers in nontraditional professional fields
Women’s perspectives on major Pacific Northwest events
Women and the environment
Research in progress
Oral History projects
Women in communities. 

Join the conversation! Develop panels, share ideas, and get updates at the conference blog. Become a fan of our Facebook page, or search 2010 Pacific Northwest History Conference. 

 Submission Guidelines  

Electronic submissions (as Word or PDF files) are required. 

Submissions may be for an entire 75-minute breakout session or panel; a 75-minute, half-day, or all day workshop; or an individual presentation. 

All proposals must include the following: title, description (no more than 250 words), audiovisual requests (laptop, projector, screen), presenter names and professional affiliation, address, email, phone number and brief resume for each. Clearly indicate which person should be contacted about the proposal. 

Everyone listed in a proposal should have agreed to participate. All presenters selected for inclusion in the program must register for the conference. 

Proposals must be submitted electronically by 5 PM on March 29. Successful applicants will be notified by May 1 and the sessions and papers selection for conference will be posted at 

Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs are Shanna Stevenson, Women’s History Consortium, Washington State Historical Society, and Marsha Rooney, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. 

Submit proposals, as Word or PDF files, to: 

Shanna Stevenson, Program Committee Co-Chair
Washington State Historical Society
211 – 21st Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98501 

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