Recognizing the importance of introducing the next generation of scholars and teachers to the best practices of the profession, the Pennsylvania Historical Association is pleased to announce the inclusion of a poster session for student research at its 2017 Annual Meeting. Proposals must list a faculty mentor and may include up to three students per proposal. The proposals may focus on any aspect of Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic history. Proposals that engage with the meeting’s theme are especially encouraged. This includes all aspects of public history, including but not limited to pedagogy, community and civic engagement, class projects, oral history, food studies, historical landscapes, the work of government agencies, museums, local archives, and historic sites. Students will be expected to conduct original, primary source-based research, preferably in an archival setting, during the course of their project along with significant secondary source analysis. The committee will also consider projects that address innovative techniques for teaching Pennsylvania History at the K-12 level.
Research need not be completed by the time of submission, but the proposal abstract should convey a clear understanding of the historical and scholarly context of the specific subject matter. We encourage students currently working on projects to submit their proposals as soon as possible. The program committee will inform applicants and faculty mentors of their proposal’s status during the summer, with a project completion check to be confirmed by September 15.
Proposal Due Date: May 15, 2017
For additional information or to submit a proposal, please visit the 2017 PHA Annual Meeting website at:
Questions may be directed to Mr. Paul Fetzer, MA firstname.lastname@example.org.