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D.C. History Conference

November 1 - November 4

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Mobility, Migration, and Movement
Location: TBD

Call for Proposals
The D.C. History Conference Committee cordially invites presentations for the 45th annual conference on November 1-4, 2018. The 2018 conference explores themes related to “Mobility, Migration, and Movement,” including the creation of Metro, the impact of migration to the region, and the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass, a man for whom mobility meant an escape to freedom.

We invite inquiry and exploration into the complex meanings of mobility, migration, and movement in a city that has witnessed the Great Migration of African Americans and has the second-largest community of El Salvadoran residents in the United States. We encourage proposals considering how our nation has welcomed the largest numbers of people of African descent in its history between 1990 and 2010.

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Submission deadline is May 31, 2018

About the D.C. History Conference
The annual D.C. History Conference, formerly known as the Annual Conference on D.C. History, is a collaboration between the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., George Washington University, and the DC Public Library. Since 1973, the mission of the conference has been to provide a friendly and rigorous forum for discussing and promoting original research about the history of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Conference Committee
Mark Benbow, Mark Greek, Karen Harris, Amanda Huron, Ida E. Jones, Rebecca Katz, Jennifer King, Lily Liu, Izetta Autumn Mobley, Nancy Murray, Emily Niekrasz, John O’Brien, Clarence Shaw, Mary Ternes, Ruth Trocolli, and Ranald Woodaman

To volunteer, please email: conference@dchistory.org

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