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2016 Annual Meeting of the Florida Conference of Historians

The Florida Conference of Historians (FCH) invites faculty, independent scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students to participate in the 56th annual meeting to be held at The University of Central Florida in Orlando, February 18-20, 2016. The FCH welcomes panels and individual papers on all historical subjects, including those that relate to our various Special Interest Sections. The Media, Arts, and Culture Special Interest Section is accepting film, video, animation, and interactive media submissions. Starting this year, the FCH has added undergraduate poster sessions to encourage undergraduates to engage and present their research.

Important Deadlines:
Individual paper, panel, media and poster proposals are due by December 12, 2015
Hotel reservations at the conference rate are due by January 9, 2016
Advance registration deadline is February 13, 2016

Selected papers will be considered for publication in the FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians, a peer-reviewed journal. Papers published in the journal are eligible to compete for prizes in several categories: the Thomas M. Campbell Award (faculty and independent scholars), the Blaine Blaine Browne Award (graduate student), and the J. Calvitt Clarke III Award (undergraduate students).

We are pleased to announce that this year's keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Connie Lester. Dr. Lester is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Florida, where she also serves as the Director of the digital project, the Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences, and Stories (RICHES) of Central Florida (2009 – present) and is editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly (2005-present).

Traditionally, the FCH has welcomed in-state, out-of-state, and international participants. This year's meeting will offer an opportunity to explore central Florida and participate in one of the nation's most rewarding regional history conferences.

For additional information, contact Patricia L. Farless, University of Central Florida, at Patricia.Farless@ucf.edu or call 407-924-7024 or go to http://www.floridaconferenceofhistorians.org

Posted: May 8, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers