The Pennsylvania Historical Association invites proposals for its 2019 Annual Meeting to be hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, October 17-19, 2019.

The conference theme will be “Constructing Citizenship and Community,” but the program committee welcomes proposals on all aspects of Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic history. In addition to sessions focused on traditional scholarship, the program committee encourages panels that feature pedagogy, public history, or material culture. Roundtable discussions that foster audience involvement are welcome as well. Full session proposals are strongly preferred, but the committee will consider individual papers. Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals. The PHA also supports student research with a poster session showcasing work focused on all aspects of Mid-Atlantic history.**

All program participants must be PHA members at the time of the annual meeting.

Proposals must be submitted electronically by March 15, 2019.

For further information, please contact David Witwer, Professor of History and American Studies, Penn State Harrisburg at: dxw44@psu.edu.

 

 

**In regards to the poster session for student research, proposals may focus on all aspects of constructing citizenship and community within Pennsylvania, but submissions may also focus on other aspects of Pennsylvania history.  Students are expected to conduct original, primary source-based research (preferably in an archival setting) during the course of their project along with significant secondary source analysis.  The committee will also consider projects that address innovative techniques for teaching Pennsylvania History at the K-12 level. Research for the project need not be completed by the May 12 application deadline, but the proposal abstract should convey a clear understanding of the historical and scholarly context of the specific subject matter.  We encourage students currently working on projects to submit their proposals as soon as possible. The program committee will inform applicants and faculty mentors of their proposal’s status during the summer, with a project completion check to be confirmed by September 15.  Student participants are required to be PHA members at the time of the conference (note: there is a special PHA student membership rate of $30). **

Questions may be directed to Dr. Jeanine Mazak-Kahne, jmkahne@iup.edu. Proposals are due by May 12, 2019.