Conference on Illinois History

Call for Papers and Workshops
22nd Annual Conference on Illinois History

October 8 & 9, 2020
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

The Conference on Illinois History is accepting paper or panel proposals on any aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology. We encourage submissions from professional and avocational historians, students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.

To submit a paper or panel proposal, please send:
• A one-page summary of the topic, including a description of the major primary and secondary sources used.
• A one-page resume/CV for each participant.

Proposals are also being accepted for educator workshops focusing on the use of best pedagogical practices and/or innovative strategies to teach any aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography or archaeology. 
To submit an educator workshop proposal, please fill out this form.

The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2020.

Send all proposals to: Jacob Friefeld, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701,
For more information, call 217-558-0128.