Researching New York 2013 Call for Papers

November 14 & 15 – University at Albany – SUNY – Researching New York 2013: Perspectives on Empire State History

The organizers of Researching New York 2013 invite proposals for presentations on any aspect of New York State history -in any time period and from any perspective. This annual conference brings together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, teachers, documentarians, and multimedia producers, to share their work on New York State history. We especially encourage submissions that reflect on the long and complicated history of religion in New York, including the intersections of religion and church history with the secular, civic, and public life of its citizens.

While welcoming submissions on all aspects New York State history, we also seek proposals that examine any aspect of religion and spirituality in the long history of New York. Religion, religious practice, and expressions of spirituality infuse the history of New York State in myriad ways. Numerous events in American religious history originated or unfolded in the churches, schools, courts, and legislative bodies, as well as in the streets and communities across New York.

Proposals are due July 1, 2013. Complete panels, workshops, media presentations, or sessions are preferred; partial panels and individual submissions will be considered.  For complete sessions please submit a one-page summary of your session and  a one-page abstract and curriculum vita for each individual participant. For individual submissions, include a one-page abstract and one-page curriculum vita. Submissions must include name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Submit electronically to  All proposals must include all anticipated audiovisual needs and time constraints.

For further information, visit the Researching New York Web site at

We also seek commentators for panels. Please indicate your interest by contacting us at, indicating your area of expertise, along with a one-page vita.