The Pacific Northwest History Conference is a forum for exchange among historians, scholars from other disciplines, museum professionals, educators, archivists, historic preservationists, graduate students, history enthusiasts and community members.

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Creativity and Curiosity in Northwest History

Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for the 68th Pacific Northwest History Conference:
September 30 & October 1, 2022
Tri-Cities, Washington

Call for proposals

Are you a poet who works with archives or historic places? Are you a musician or playwright who crafts historically minded work? Are you a university-based historian who is pushing at the boundaries of narrative style? Are you someone who collaborates with elders or activists in your community?

Those of us who do historical research and writing know that curiosity and creativity are at the heart of the practice. Intuition and storytelling both play central roles in the process of uncovering the past and communicating our findings with diverse audiences and with our fellow historians.

For this year’s Pacific Northwest History Conference, we invite contributions from historians and others interested in the histories of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. We seek applications from academic, tribal, and community-based researchers and from those working outside the traditional bounds of historical practice.

Proposals for individual presentations, panels, and posters must be submitted electronically by 5 PM on March 1.

How to submit your proposal:

Submissions may be for a 75-minute individual presentation or panel; or a poster. Panels should be four 15 minute presentations or papers or three 20 minute presentations or papers. The program committee may choose to combine individual proposals together into a single session around a common theme. All presenters selected for inclusion in the program must register for the conference. Proposals for individual presentations, panels, and posters must be submitted electronically by 5 PM on March 1. Successful applicants will be notified by May 15 and the sessions and posters selected for the conference will be posted at

Submit your proposal

For more information and tips for how to submit a proposal, read the PDF here.