D.C. Historical Studies Conference

2014 Dates and Locations

Thursday, November 20 through Sunday, November 23, 2014

Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
801 K Street NW
at Mount Vernon Square
Washington, D.C. 20001


The theme for the 41st Annual Conference is “Making New Washingtons: Historical Consciousness in a Transforming City.” At this time of great change and new development, historians are invited to consider the present in the context of earlier periods of ferment and dramatic change, including, but not limited to, regrouping after the burning of Washington 200 years ago, the “New Washington” era of Reconstruction following the Civil War, the Great Migration following World War I, and the waves of immigration in the second half of the 20th century.

Call for Papers

You are invited to take part in the 41st Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies. Proposals are now being reviewed for individual papers, organized panels, new films, walking tours, author talks on new books, and practical workshops on research or material preservation.

All topics related to the history of metropolitan Washington, D.C., including nearby Maryland and Virginia, as well as the federal government, are welcome. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach the conference audience of scholars, students, and interested members of the public eager for this lively consideration of all things D.C. The conference theme is not meant to be exclusive. Submissions based on all new research on D.C. history topics are welcome. The deadline for submissions is May 18, 2014. Proposals must be submitted online.

Details and submission instructions are available in the full Call for Papers (PDF).


Registration details will be forthcoming. Announcements will appear online and in the Historical Society newsletter.

About the Conference

The 41st Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies is co-sponsored by the Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C., the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, Cultural Tourism DC, Friends of Washingtoniana Division, H-DC http://www.h-net.org/~dclist/, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., Rainbow History Project, The George Washington University, and the Washingtoniana Division of the D.C. Public Library.

The organizing committee (Matthew Gilmore, chair; Brett Abrams, Johanna Bockman, Jeffrey Donahoe, Mark Greek, Stephen Hansen, Ida Jones, Chris Klemek, Jennifer Krafchik, Jane Freundel Levey, Adam Lewis, Jenny Masur, John Muller, John Richardson, Gary Scott, Kimberly Springle, Mary Ternes, Ruth Trocolli, and Kim Zablud) welcomes the assistance of other volunteers on any of three subcommittees: program, logistics, or publicity. In addition, volunteers are always needed to help run the conference. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact: Matthew Gilmore at dchistoricalstudies@gmail.com



Presented By

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. • 801 K Street, NW at Mount Vernon Square • Washington, DC 20001 • 202-249-3955 • info@HistoryDC.org