Call for Papers | NCSA 2023 Conference, "Remaking the Past," Sacramento CA (3/30/23-4/1/23)

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End: September 30, 2022
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NCSA invites papers for its 44th annual conference in Sacramento, under the theme "Remaking the Past." Sacramento’s 19C history encompassed California’s Gold Rush, the genocide and displacement of Indigenous populations, the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, and the building of a capital city that became a stage for the reinventions–productive and problematic–of the past so central to the nineteenth century. The conference will explore the 19C almost constant desire to re-envision and measure itself against the past, as well as our own responsibility as scholars to reassess the histories we tell about this era, using current critical approaches, concerns, and theories. Please visit the conference website for suggested topics and more information.


Abstracts with one-page CVs to be submitted at: (by 9/30/22). Abstracts should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and paper title in the heading. We welcome individual, panel, or larger roundtable sessions. We are happy to share calls on social.


Submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend if accepted. Presenters will be notified in November. Grad submissions encouraged, some travel funds available. Questions? Please contact us at .