Call for submissions: Perspectives on Broome County Area History Conference
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018
Conference date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
at the Bundy Museum of History and Art
129 Main St. Binghamton, New York 13905
Sponsored by: Bundy Museum of History and Art
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
The Bundy Museum welcomes submission ideas for its first local history conference, Perspectives on Broome County Area History Conference. We are seeking a wide range of histories and historians. Submissions from amateur enthusiasts, family historians, K-12 teachers, preservationists, high school and college students, professional historians, storytellers, librarians, and museum employees, are all enthusiastically welcome. Papers on any aspect of Broome County’s history, from any time period, will be considered. Registration and attendance are free. Financial assistance for travel may be available for those requiring it.
To apply, please submit a paper abstract (200-250 words) and your contact information by March 15, 2018. Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perspectives on Broome County History Description: The rich and complex history of Broome County has long attracted attention from a diverse array of researchers and citizens. In recent years, the area’s local history scene has become more accessible and vibrant than ever. Adding to well-drawn biographies of notable residents and surveys of important institutions, recent work has examined local ethnic and racial history, women’s experiences, environments and ecologies, class relations, art and architecture, social movements, immigrants and immigration, and indigenous life, among many other topics.
Yet, researchers and audiences interested in these various threads of local history have often remained disconnected. This one-day conference seeks to gather those threads together and start new conversations by providing an opportunity to share work on Broome County history across multiple fields, perspectives, and methods. This event will be free and open to the public.
The Bundy Museum of History & Art is dedicated to preserving and promoting the area’s creativity and history. The multi-building campus is anchored by the National Historic Register listed Bundy House, built for early IBM pioneer Harlow Bundy and his wife Julia. The Museum also features three art galleries, a collection of time clocks, the only permanent Rod Serling exhibit, the area’s only photo lab, and most recently a low-power radio station, WBDY 99.5 FM. Tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday. Many exhibits and galleries are free of charge.
We are looking for event co-sponsors. If your institution is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact email@example.com.