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CALL FOR PAPERS: 2023 Annual Meeting

Federal History 2.0: Rethinking Methods and
Approaches in the Wake of a Pandemic

Deadline Extended to April 1 2023

National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC

June 1-2, 2023

The past few years represent a true sea change for federal historians, archivists, curators, and preservationists. The aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic dramatically altered how and where those engaged in federal history conduct their work. It required federal history professionals to come up with new and innovative ways to continue conducting research, producing histories, and doing all other aspects of their jobs.

This year’s SHFG conference will explore this transformation within federal history offices, libraries, archives, and museums. The program committee is seeking panels and individual paper submissions with focus on these challenges and innovations. 

The Society encourages papers on the following subjects: 

    • Digital history/humanities
    • Digital preservation and presentation of records
    • NARA/OMB’s directive to agencies to manage all permanent records in electronic format by June 30, 2024
    • Presidential libraries and records
    • Accessibility of records
    • Web-based projects
    • New approaches to the museum experience
    • History-oriented social media campaigns
    • History and technology
    • Oral history

 Submission Process

The Program Committee invites proposals for full panels and roundtables, as well as for individual papers. The Program Committee will consider proposals for entire panels and roundtables before reviewing individual papers.

Panel and roundtable proposals should include a panel title and session abstract (200-300 words), brief abstracts of each presentation (200-300 words), and biographical paragraphs and contact information for each participant. Individual paper proposals should include a brief abstract (200-300 words), a brief biographical paragraph for the presenter, and contact information.

All proposals should be submitted using this Google Form.

Please direct any questions to the Program Committee at:


Society for History in the Federal Government
PO BOX 14139
Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044

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