This year the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is holding our annual meeting in partnership with the Michigan Museums Association in Detroit, MI, on September 14-17. We are proud to be working with the National Council on Public History (NCPH) who is sponsoring the poster session at our meeting for the fourth year. This presents an excellent opportunity for students, project leaders, and small museums to share their work with fellow public historians and to discover what their peers are doing. We want to make sure that you do not miss the opportunity to participate.

The poster session format is for sharing visual or material evidence, engaging in one-on-one discussions about your project, IMG_6617and soliciting feedback about works-in-progress.

It’s also a great, low-pressure way to participate in a conference for the first time.

The Annual Meeting theme is “The Spirit of Rebirth,” and the poster session will be at the Cobo Center on Friday, September 16. Proposals are due June 1.  Poster session proposals must be submitted electronically in one PDF document and must include your contact information, a short abstract describing your project, a one-page C.V., and a mock-up of your proposed poster. IMG_6641For more details about the submission process and requirements, please carefully review the Call for Posters.

Whether you’re finishing up a project and want to share your conclusions or you’re partway through and looking for thoughts on where to go from here, the NCPH-sponsored poster session is an ideal format for students who want to get on the program at a national conference. We encourage you to submit a proposal.

UPDATE: Submission deadline has been extended to Friday, June 10!