Annual Conference on Illinois History

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March 11, 2014 - 5:00 pm CFP Deadline

Conference on Illinois History

The annual Conference on Illinois History is scheduled for September 25-26, 2014, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield and is the state's largest meeting devoted to the history of the Prairie State. This is the sixteenth year of the conference, which is sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Call For Papers and Proposals for Teacher Workshops

Proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Illinois' history, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archaeology are requested for the Conference on Illinois History.  The Conference welcomes submissions from professional and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.

Proposals for teacher workshops.  Are you a teacher who has created an innovative, comprehensive, or timely curriculum on some aspect of Illinois’ history, culture, politics, geography, literature, or archaeology?  Share your expertise with other teachers at the Conference on Illinois History.  The conference is accredited by the ISBE for CPDUs.

To submit your proposal for a paper, panel, or teacher workshop, send:

A summary of the topic
A one-page resume of participant(s)
Paper summaries should include a description of major primary and secondary sources used.

The deadline for proposals is March 11, 2014.

Send proposals to:

Conference on Illinois History
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL  62701
Phone: 217/524-6045, Fax 217/785-7937