The Pennsylvania Historical Association invites proposals for its 2020 annual meeting to be hosted at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA., October 15-17, 2020.

The conference theme will be “Suffrage, Political Rights and Equality” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1919 and the first female voters in 2020. The program committee welcomes proposals that address the topic of rights, equality and citizenship from the colonial era to modern times in Pennsylvania and mid-Atlantic history.  In addition to sessions on traditional scholarship, the program committee encourages panels on pedagogy, public history or material culture.  The committee also welcomes non-traditional session proposals including roundtables, “state of the field” sessions, and lightning rounds. Full session proposals are strongly preferred, though the committee will consider individual papers. Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals, as are classroom teachers. The PHA also supports student research with a poster session showcasing work on all aspects of mid-Atlantic history.

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

Proposals must be submitted electronically by May 1, 2020

Links to propose panel discussions, roundtables, and paper sessions are also found above.

For more information, please contact Dr. Janet Moore Lindman, Professor of History, Rowan University, at