Last year the National Council on Public History introduced the idea of topic proposals for its annual meetings. Topic Proposals allow individuals interested in submitting sessions to the conference to receive feedback on their ideas, recruit other panelists, and further develop their ideas with community input, prior to submitting their final proposals to the conference committee. The History@Work blog has written about last year’s success of the topic proposal idea.
This year the deadline for topic proposals was June 1st. A complete list of the 40 topic proposals received by NCPH can be found here. There are a lot of creative ideas and lots of people looking for feedback and potential collaborators. It’s a great way to connect with people who might have similar ideas for presenting at this year’s conference and connect with other like minded public historians.