Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Call for Presentations: 2010 PNW History Conference in Spokane

Great News--the 2010 PNW History Conference will be in Spokane. This year we are trying something new with the conference and making it a themed event. Here is the official Call for Presentations:

Great Moments in Northwest Women’s History
1848 - Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls
1871 - Susan B. Anthony visits Washington Territory
1910 - Washington women win the right to vote
1912 - Oregon women win the right to vote
1920 - The 19th Amendment passes, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote
1977 – International Women’s Year Conference at Ellensburg

Be part of the next great moment in women’s history!
Share your research and experience at “Game Changers and History Makers: Women in the Pacific Northwest,” the 63rd Pacific Northwest History Conference, November 3-5. This special gathering commemorates the centennial of Washington women’s suffrage and will feature nationally known speakers and compelling stories, all at Spokane’s historic Davenport Hotel. Proposals are encouraged for any topic on the theme of women in the Pacific Northwest. The anniversary of this momentous development in Washington history offers opportunities to consider women’s influence in the Pacific Northwest in a variety of arenas. Topics might include:

* Teaching the history of Northwest women
* Northwest women in politics
* Topics related to the national, state and territorial women’s suffrage campaigns
* Women’s history site interpretation
* Digital sources and projects for women’s history
* Successive waves of feminist history
* Landmark women’s rights campaigns in the region
* Women’s history interpretive tours and trails
* Gender studies
* Women’s ethnic history
* Women’s history collections
* Women artists and writers
* Women pioneers in nontraditional professional fields
* Women’s perspectives on major Pacific Northwest events
* Women and the environment
* Research in progress
* Oral History projects
* Women in communities

The Pacific Northwest History Conference is a forum for exchange among historians, museum professionals, educators, archivists, historic preservationists, history enthusiasts, and community activists. Proposals from all quarters are strongly encouraged. The conference is an opportunity to share your work and passion with a community of people with similar interests. Complete details at

Submission Guidelines - Electronic submissions (as Word or PDF files) are required. Please visit the website for complete details.

Submissions may be for an entire 75-minute breakout session or panel; a 75-minute, half-day, or all day workshop; or an individual presentation.

All proposals must include the following: title, description (no more than 250 words), audiovisual requests (laptop, projector, screen), presenter names and professional affiliation, address, email, phone number and brief resume for each. Clearly indicate which person should be contacted about the proposal.

Everyone listed in a proposal should have agreed to participate. All presenters selected for inclusion in the program must register for the conference.

Proposals must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2010. Successful applicants will be notified by May 1, 2010, and the sessions and papers selection for conference will be posted at

Submit proposals, as Word or PDF files, to:

Shanna Stevenson, Program Committee Co-Chair
Washington State Historical Society
211 – 21st Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98501

[Photograph: "Mount Baker, hikers" (1910-1947) State Library Photograph Collection,​
Washington State Digital Archives, Item Number: AR-07​80900​1-ph0​03806​.]

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