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Condition Report: The State of Public History in the South


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette | Lafayette, LA | October 5-6, 2024


Public history practice in the southern United States faces multidirectional threats. Climate change–with attendant warming temperatures, rising waters, and extreme weather events–threatens historic sites, archives, and cultural resources. State laws that attempt to limit historical knowledge may restrict the opportunity to safely and ethically practice history. Local government and public pressure threaten public support for institutions that engage with histories of race, gender, and sexuality. As public historians in the South, our work is as vital and challenging as ever. At this NCPH Mini-Con, we seek new and to continue existing conversations about how to meet and continue our work despite these conditions.


Registration information will be coming soon! Registration includes conference fees, access to the host facilities, and some meals and refreshments. Registration will open in June and remain open through mid-September.


For information about submitting a proposal, check out the Call for Proposals! The deadline to submit a proposal is July 15, 2024.


Coordinated By
Ian Beamish and Liz Skilton, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Julia Brock, The University of Alabama

Contact Us
For general inquiries, further information, or to lend a hand, please contact
Ian Beamish
ian.beamish@louisiana.edu

Rough Schedule (To be updated once proposals are selected)

Friday, October 4
Evening – Optional Mixer

Saturday, October 5
Breakfast
Morning Concurrent Sessions
Lunch
Afternoon Concurrent Working Groups
Snacks/Coffee
Plenary – Speaker TBA
Dinner

Sunday, October 6
Breakfast
Morning Concurrent Sessions
Lunch
Optional Afternoon Tours

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