34th Ohio Valley History Conference

2018 Ohio Valley History Conference program


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The University of Tennessee at Martin will host the 2018 Ohio Valley History Conference at the Boling University Center (11 Wayne Fisher Drive) in Martin, TN on October 18-20, 2018. The opening reception will be held at the Dunagan Alumni Center (1900 Alumni Way) on Thursday evening, October 18, 7-9 pm.


The OVHC is a general conference open to all historians and advanced graduate students. We welcome proposals on all periods and specializations including public history, digital history, and teaching history. We especially invite proposals related to the centennial of U.S. participation in the Great War and the semicentennial of 1968. Proposals can be submitted as individual papers or full panels. We also welcome volunteers to chair panels or provide comment.


Submission process: For a panel, please submit the panel title, a 100-word abstract of each paper, and a 1-2 page cv for each participant. For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract and a 1-2 page cv. Volunteers to chair sessions or provide comment should submit a 1-2 page cv indicating areas of interest and expertise. All proposals should be in a Word document and include the affiliation and contact information of each participant. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 29, 2018. Please send proposals to Richard Garlitz at rgarlitz@utm.edu.


Other information: The conference includes a banquet on Friday night. The speaker will be Thomas Bruscino, associate professor at the U.S. Army War College, who will present “From the Old World to the New: The Meuse-Argonne Campaign and the Birth of the American Century.” The conference also includes a luncheon on Saturday. The speaker will be Rebecca Price, founder and president of Chick History, who will present “The March to the 19th,” a collaborative venture with Humanities Tennessee to document women’s history in Tennessee, especially as it relates to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.


Location: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn in Martin (731-587-5800). Directions to the Boling University Center can be found here.


Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah, KY (75 minutes from campus) offers daily flights to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport and car rental.


If you have any questions, please contact Richard Garlitz, conference coordinator, at rgarlitz@utm.edu.

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