CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS “LAND OF STEADY INNOVATION: CONNECTICUT & THE NEW”

ASCH CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS

LAND OF STEADY INNOVATION: CONNECTICUT AND THE NEW”

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016

The Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH) and the History Department of Southern Connecticut State University are co-sponsoring a one-day conference on facets of Connecticut history that belie the “steady habits” tag: the rich record of Connecticut people creating, trying out, and accepting new things in the arts, education, business, social services, and other walks of life.  Our aim is to highlight not just transformative breakthroughs but a wide readiness to innovate and take risks.  Topics pertaining to the whole span of Connecticut history, from colonial to contemporary, will be welcome.

The conference to be held at Southern Connecticut State University will feature presentations in formats old and new, with plenary as well as small-group concurrent sessions.

Members and staff of historical societies, museum professionals, secondary school and college and university educators, and independent scholars are all invited to propose presentations.

ASCH especially invites students to propose posters for presentation at students-only poster sessions — an innovation the Association hopes to incorporate in many of its future conferences.

For consideration, please submit a paper title, abstract, and a short c.v.  Application deadline is August 1, 2016. Proposals should be sent to conference co-chairs: Nancy H. Steenburg, 493 Pequot Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355 or Karla Ekquest-Lechner at Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT or e-mailed (in MSWord format) to nancy.steenburg@uconn.edu, or Karla Ekquest-Lechner, Naugatuck Valley Community College KEkquist-lechner@nvcc.commnet.edu.

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