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Pacific Northwest History Conference

Contested Spaces: Power and Resistance in the Pacific Northwest
  • Dates:
    Taking place virtually October 21-23, 2020
  • Where:
  • Tickets:

    Coming soon.

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 activists.

The 2020 Pacific Northwest History Conference is being redesigned as a series of online gatherings rather than an on-the-ground event in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One advantage of an online format is that sessions can be spread out across a longer timeframe, allowing for you to participate in more sessions. And, no travel arrangements are necessary! Enjoy the conference from the comfort of your own home or office.


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Call for Proposals

The Pacific Northwest has long been a place of contested spaces. As we embark on a new decade and upcoming presidential election, profound demographic, economic, political, and cultural changes continue to shape struggles over power, rights, and freedoms in the region. Yet, these societal challenges have also produced different forms of resistance by diverse groups of people to engineer social change.

The Pacific Northwest History Conference invites proposals, papers, workshops, and roundtable discussions that investigate the contemporary and historical conceptions of power and/or resistance in the region. We especially welcome papers that address relevant topics on citizenship and democracy, Native American/Tribal rights, suffrage/voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, immigration, labor activism, hate campaigns, and environmental justice. We also welcome collaborative community projects aimed at social justice and/or topics on innovative pedagogical methods around teaching social justice.

Download the 2020 proposal information here.

Proposals for individual presentation, panels, workshops, and posters are due by 5pm on June 19. Please use the form below.

Submit proposals

Questions? Contact Allison Campbell.