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2022 Annual Meeting

“The Resiliency of Institutions”

Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Research at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

June 2 -3, 2022

Call for Papers: The 2022 Society for History in the Federal Government Annual Meeting

“The Resiliency of Institutions”

Deadline: January 15, 2022

The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) will hold its annual meeting on June 2-3, 2022, at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Research at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.  

The Program Committee encourages a broad interpretation of the conference theme “The Resiliency of Institutions” and welcomes submissions that deal with any aspect of federal government history.

Possible topics for the 2022 meeting could include:

How do federal history programs and institutions operate during global pandemics?

What type of historical analysis or content do federal historians provide in times of change and crisis?

How do the oral history programs maintained by federal history offices capture and record individual histories during times of change and crisis to ensure that underrepresented voices are heard?

The SHFG annual meeting is open to all scholars interested in federal history, including those working outside of the Federal Government and the Washington, D.C. area. We encourage the submission of proposals from federal historians, graduate students, public historians, archivists from varied institutions, curators, oral historians, digital archivists, and scholars from other disciplines. We also encourage and welcome panels composed of practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Submission Process

The Program Committee invites proposals for full panels and roundtables, as well as for individual papers. The Program Committee will consider proposals for entire panels and roundtables before reviewing individual papers.

Panel and roundtable proposals should include a panel title and session abstract (200-300 words), brief abstracts of each presentation (200-300 words), and biographical paragraphs and contact information for each participant. Individual paper proposals should include a brief abstract (200-300 words), a brief biographical paragraph for the presenter, and contact information. All proposals should be submitted using this google form.  

Please direct any questions to the Program Committee at:


Society for History in the Federal Government
PO BOX 14139
Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044

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