This year the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is holding our annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 16-19. We are proud to be working with NCPH who is sponsoring the poster session at our meeting for the third year running. This presents an excellent opportunity for students in particular to share their work with fellow public historians and to discover the work their peers are doing, and we want to make sure that you do not miss the opportunity to participate.

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The poster session format is an excellent forum for sharing visual or material evidence, engaging in one-on-one discussions about your project, and soliciting feedback about works-in-progress. It’s also a great, low-pressure way to participate in a conference for the first time.

The Annual Meeting theme is “The Power of Possibility,” and the poster session will be at the Louisville Marriott Downtown on Friday, September 18. Proposals are due June 8.  Poster session proposals must be submitted electronically in one PDF document and must include your contact information, a short abstract describing your project, a one-page C.V., and a mock-up of your proposed poster. For more details about the submission process and requirements, please carefully review the Call for Posters at

Whether you’re finishing up a project and want to share your conclusions or you’re partway through and looking for thoughts on where to go from here, the NCPH-sponsored poster session is an ideal format for students who want to get on the program at AASLH. We encourage you to submit a proposal by June 8.