Perspectives on Empire State History

November 20 & 21, 2014
University at Albany, SUNY

Sponsored by:

The UAlbany
Department of History &
History Graduate
Student Organization

The New York State Archives Partnership Trust

With additional support from:

M.E. Grenander Special Collections &Archives,
University Libraries

UAlbany Judaic Studies Program

The College of Arts & Sciences

The Office for Research

University Auxiliary Services


(518) 442-5431










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Call for Papers

Researching New York 2014
Identities in New York: Imagining, Constructing, Exploring

The organizers of ResearchingNew York 2014 invite proposals for presentations on any aspect of New York State history —in any time period and from any perspective. This annual conference brings together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, teachers, documentarians, and multimedia producers, to share their work on New York State history. We also encourage submissions that explore expressions and consequences of how we understand the range of New York identities.

Identities may be formed over time or may appear in moments of tragedy or triumph.  Shared experiences in a community, region, or nation may knit a common purpose or cause conflict; may guide policy, foster understanding or promote political or cultural expression. Often, these identities do not stand alone, but intersect with each other. We seek proposals that explore notions of identity—individual, group, community, political, geographic, and beyond—that help to tell the stories of New York. 

Proposals are due July 11, 2014. Complete panels, workshops, media presentations, or full sessions are preferred; partial panels and individual submissions will be considered when possible. For complete sessions please submit a one-page summary of your session and a one-page abstract and curriculum vita for each panel participant. For individual submissions, include a one-page abstract and one-page curriculum vita. Submissions must include name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.  All proposals must include all anticipated audiovisual needs and time constraints. Submit electronically to

We also seek commentators for panels. Please indicate your interest by contacting us at, noting your area of expertise, along with a one-page vita. 

Researching New York brings together historians, researchers, archivists, museum curators, librarians, graduate students, teachers, Web and multimedia producers, and documentarians to share their work on New York State history. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at We look forward to your participation at this year's Conference.

Researching New York | Department of History | New York State Archives Partnership Trust

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