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Federal History 2.0:  Rethinking Methods and Approaches in the Wake of a Pandemic

2023 SHFG Annual Meeting 

The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG)  June 1-2, 2023 at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC.

NARA: 701 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408
Please enter via the Constitution Ave visitors center. 

Thursday, June 1

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

Morning Workshops

Jobs in Federal History, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Jefferson Room

Business Meeting, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Adams Room

Lunch Break, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Panels 

Session 1, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Panel 1: Keeping History Alive at National Security Agency during COVID 

Jefferson Room

Panel 2: When NARA Gives You a Directive: Making the Most of M-19-21

Washington Room

Town Hall with NARA Chief Operating Officer, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

McGowan Theater

Networking Happy Hour, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Astro Beer Hall, 1306 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Friday, 2 June

Registration Opens at 8:30 a.m.

Light Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

McGowan Theater Lobby

Morning Panels

Session 2, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Panel 3: Establishing a New History Office during the Pandemic: Veteran Affairs History Office

McGowan Theater 

Panel 4: “Behind the Scenes of a Public Institution: Collecting Oral Histories of the United States Postal Service”

Jefferson Room 

Panel 5:  Open Access, Start to Finish and Beyond: Analysis, Development, Outreach, Evaluation, and Evolution 

Washington Room 

Session 3, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Panel 6: Trends in Federal Historical Declassification

Jefferson Room

Panel 7: Best Practices for Oral History in the Federal Government: A Discussion

Washington Room

Lunch Break, 12:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SHFG’s History Project: An Opportunity to Help Meet an Overdue Need, 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Washington Room

Afternoon Panels

Session 4, 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Panel 8: Doing Digital History in Public: Accessibility, Sustainability, and Platform Affordances in Digital Projects

McGowan Theater

Panel 9: Unconventional Histories

Jefferson Room

Panel 10: COVID-19 and Federal History Offices 

Washington Room

Awards Ceremony and Trask Lecture: 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

McGowan Theater

Closing Reception: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

District Chophouse, 509 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004


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

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