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AASLH 2022 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals


This article originally appeared on the AASLH website.

Started in 2021, AASLH offers a dual format conference: two meetings, one in-person and one online, joined by a single theme. The 2022 AASLH Annual Meeting will be held September 14-17 in Buffalo with the 2022 Online Conference following on November 1-4. There is one Call for Proposals covering both conferences. The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2021. Registration for the conference will open in early June.

Theme for 2022: Right Here, Right Now: The Power of Place

From Plymouth Rock to Ellis Island to Wounded Knee, history is powerfully embedded in our sense of place. Place offers a powerful lens through which we can view the past, challenging us to think beyond our modern cityscapes to consider the full history of the space we now call the United States.

As AASLH gathers in Buffalo, NY in 2022, we have an opportunity to reflect on the spaces we occupy and the stories they tell. As holders of history, we have a responsibility to ensure that full stories are being shared with our audiences and that those histories represent the diversity and complicated narratives of the space we occupy now, highlight and investigate the spaces of the past, and set standards for interpreting the concept of place for future generations to come. The conference theme is drawn from

“Power of Place,” one of the five themes that AASLH has identified for the 250th anniversary of the United States and laid out in its Making History at 250: The Field Guide for the Semiquincentennial. Read more...