The fourth Hoosier Women at Work History Conference will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis. The conference committee is now accepting session proposals.
The 2020 theme “Suffrage and Citizenship” is broadly defined and could include examinations of Hoosier women’s work for the vote, equal rights, labor equality, reproductive rights, etc., as well as topics related to equal citizenship for women of color, immigrants and those who identify as LGBTQ. Topics can focus on events from any period in history. They could include, for example, women working for Civil Rights in the 1960s or Native American rights in the 1970s.
Well-developed projects can be presented in the form of a paper or a panel discussion. Projects in the initial phases, or that need additional feedback, can be submitted for a lightning round panel. Academic, student and citizen historians are encouraged to participate. Prizes will be awarded for the three best graduate student papers: $300, $200 and $100 accordingly. Papers should be approximately ten pages and based on original research or a synthesis of scholarship. Summaries of panel discussions and lightning round presentation proposals are welcome as well. PowerPoint or other visual aids are encouraged.
To submit a proposal, email a one-page explanation of your paper or panel, or a paragraph explanation of your lightning proposal, as well as a short biography, to Nicole Poletika by Nov. 1, 2019.
The conference is presented, in part, by the Indiana Historical Bureau and the Indiana State Library. Read more here.