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The 37th Conference on New York State History
will take place November 17-19, 2016, and will be hosted by University at Albany, SUNY.


What Is the Conference?

The Conference on New York State History is an annual meeting of academic and public historians, librarians and archivists, educators, publishers, and other interested individuals who come together to discuss topics and issues related to the people of New York State in historical perspective and to share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming, and the networking of resources and services.

2016 Conference Partnership

The Conference on New York State History, in its 37th year, will join with the Researching New York Conference to present one event, taking place November 17-19, 2016 at University at Albany, SUNY. Along with other key partners including the Rockefeller Institute, this expanded gathering of the New York State History community will focus on the upcoming New York State Constitutional Convention Referendum occurring in 2017.  The partnership will bring together the best of both of these significant conferences including current historical scholarship from a variety of disciplines, content from emerging professionals in public history, museum studies and American history, and unique continuing education opportunities for social studies teachers that will help them to encourage civic participation in future generations.


Conference Theme

The special 2016 conference theme, Looking Back—Looking Forward: Society, Policy and Law, will give presenters and attendees excellent opportunities for engagement in order to explore the upcoming referendum vote historically, in the context of society, politics, and civic engagement. Additionally, the conference will examine democratic themes, civic participation and related topics to interest a wide audience of scholars, students, professional historians, secondary school teachers and history enthusiasts. Offered during New York State History Month, the program will help to inform current debates over convening a constitutional convention while growing our understanding of New York State history.


Call for Proposals

A call for proposals will be released in late January 2016.


Stay tuned for future updates. For more information, email




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