*Please note* The Poster Session for the 2017 NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference has been postponed to 2018.

For various reasons, we have decided to focus our annual event on the 50th anniversary of four important history and preservation organizations in the state: the NJ Historic Trust, NJ Historical Commission, Historic Sites Council, and the League of Historical Societies, all of which were established in 1967. Due to the more celebratory nature of this year’s event, the 2018 conference will be a more appropriate venue to present academic research. The conference will return in full swing in 2018, and will take place in the New Brunswick area. Students may still submit their projects online for inclusion in the 2018 conference.
Thank you,
NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference Poster Session Committee


2018 New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference

Call for Posters

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2018

New professionals, undergraduates, and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for the 3rd annual poster session of the NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference.

The Poster Session is an opportunity to present work. Posters must engage subjects or projects related to historic preservation, history, archaeology, architecture, planning, museum studies, and/or public history. Submissions related to New Jersey subject matter are especially encouraged. 

Posters will be chosen for display at the conference based on the persuasiveness of the abstract, clarity of the visual presentation, and the project’s relation to major issues in the field. A prize of $250 will be awarded for the best poster. All individuals whose posters are selected for display will receive complimentary registration to both the 2018 and 2019 conferences.

Presenting a poster at the conference provides a unique opportunity to explore a careers in history and historic preservation, network, and share research with a wider audience.

Conference details
Date: TBD (generally held the first full week of June)
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: New Brunswick area, exact location TBD 

Formatting Rules
- Poster should be no larger than 36” x 48” on poster board (should stand on its own on easel)
- All posters will be displayed on an easel provided by the conference organizers (tables will not be available)

Content Advice
A good poster should introduce your topic, research questions, methods, and/or best practices, and what was accomplished or learned. Tips for creating your poster:

- Include a title
- Use images to illustrate your points
- Label images with a title, photographer, and date
- Keep text brief
- All text should be printed, not handwritten
- Edit carefully
- The test of a good poster is if someone can read it in five minutes and understand your main points
- Provide your contact information so attendees can reach you later with additional questions, resources, and/or suggestions

Submission Instructions
All proposals should include:

- Project Title
- Abstract that explains and promotes the project (limit 150 words)
- One-page CV or resume for each participant
- Simple visual mock-up of the display submitted as a PDF
- Contact information for each participant (Name, address, email, phone number, and affiliation)


List of posters displayed at 2016 conference

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Briann Greenfield at bgreenfield@njch.org or (609) 695-4838.

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