Landscape and Story in the Urban Northwest

The Pacific Northwest Historians Guild invites submissions for papers and presentations for its 28th Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be Mar. 7 at Seattle Public Library, Central Library. Proposals are due Dec. 1. The theme for the 2015 conference is The Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story. The guild invites submissions that investigate the region’s rich history of urban communities. All presentation formats, papers, panel discussions, walking tours, and more are welcome. Suggested topics include:

  • Civil rights movements
  • Public Health
  • Housing
  • Urban Indigenous experiences
  • Women and Gender
  • Immigration and emigration
  • Conservation and environmentalism
  • Ethnicity and race
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender histories
  • Politics and political movements
  • Labor movements
  • Public space
  • Public memory
  • Urban Planning
  • Military history
  • Art
  • Literature
  • Music

The Guild Conference offers academic historians, independent scholars, community historians, journalists, genealogists, oral historians, students, folklorists, and those outside the disciplines an opportunity to share historical research and insights. Proposals should include a title, presenter contact information, brief presenter biography, and a paragraph describing the presentation. Proposals should not exceed 300 words. Submissions go to the conference program committee at for review.


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