Call for Papers: Public History in the Digital Age

Public History in the Digital Age

Location: Maryland, United States
Call for Papers Date: 2013-01-18
Date Submitted: 2012-11-14
Announcement ID: 198777
The Society for History in the Federal Government and Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region announce a joint conference.

The program committee invites participants to broadly interpret the conference theme, “Public History in the Digital Age.” Topics might include the historiography of oral history practice and theory; the impact of technology on the practice and sharing of public history; the challenges of managing and distributing data in the digital age; the evolving relationship between public history and the web; oral history programs in federal history offices; and research in the history of the federal government. This expansive conference theme is intended to encourage a lively conversation among oral historians, archivists, and public historians.

The program committee invites entire panels and roundtables, as well as individual papers. We encourage presentations that include audio/visual components. We welcome proposals from graduate students, federal historians, public historians, archivists, oral historians, information technology professionals, enterprise architects, and scholars from other disciplines. We encourage panels composed of practitioners with a variety of backgrounds and experiences in these topics.

Paper proposals should include a brief abstract of 250-500 words, a biographical paragraph about the author, and contact information. Panel proposals should include brief abstracts for each paper as well as biographical paragraphs and contact information for each presenter.

The conference will be held 2-5 April 2013 at National Archives II in College Park, Maryland.

Please send all correspondence, including questions and proposals, to

Please visit SHFG and OHMAR’s websites for further information.

David J. Caruso
Program Manager, Oral History
President, OHMAR
The Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 873-8236
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