Call for Posters
 
Building a Place for History
2018 New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference

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: Friday June 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Passaic County College, Paterson, NJ

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

Topic Ideas:
Please note: These are suggestions only; posters do not need to cover these areas to be considered for display at the conference. 

- World War I in New Jersey (2018 concludes the 100th Anniversary)
- Monuments in New Jersey
- New Jersey’s Maritime history
- Topics related to local history in Passaic County
- The history of historic preservation in New Jersey
- Connecting health of communities and neighborhoods with history and preservation
- Historic preservation’s role in tourism
- Tools and initiatives that promote diversity in history and preservation
- Disability history

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)

 

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

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