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Author: Dennis Trinkle
Title: Call for Papers
Publication info: Ann Arbor, MI: MPublishing, University of Michigan Library
November 1998

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Source: Call for Papers
Dennis Trinkle

vol. 1, no. 2, November 1998
Article Type: Notice of Conference and Events

Call for Papers

Dennis Trinkle

Call for Papers
Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998
From: Dennis Trinkle <>


On behalf of the American Association for History and Computing, I would like to encourage all members of the AHC to consider submitting a paper or panel proposal for this year's AAHC Annual Meeting, which will be held at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA on 24-26 April 1999. The formal call for papers is attached below, but please feel free to contact the program chair Mick Smith ( or myself ( for additional information.

Dennis Trinkle Executive Director, AAHC
Annual Meeting of the American Association for History and Computing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 24-26, 1999

Panel and paper proposals are now being solicited for the 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Association for History and Computing, which will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 24-26 April 1999. The theme for this year's conference will be "How Computing Technology will Transform Teaching, Learning, and Education." University and college instructors, K-12 teachers, librarians, publishers, editors, archivists, students and all other history professionals are encouraged to participate. Many opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange will be provided, and panel and paper proposals on any topics relating to history in the electronic age are encouraged. All papers will also be considered for publication in the Journal of Association for History and Computing and in a volume of essays selected from conference sessions. Some suggested themes include:

  • The future of historical journals in the electronic age.
  • How computers are changing the face of historical editing.
  • Publishing and the Information Superhighway
  • Computers in the classroom.
  • Multimedia Teaching Strategies for K-12 teachers.
  • Authoring World Wide Web Pages.
  • Using the World Wide Web as a teaching tool.
  • The future of book reviews in the electronic age.
  • Database and statistical software in historical research.
  • Using the Internet for job, fellowship, and grant research.
  • The changing face of libraries.
  • Technology in the graduate curriculum.
  • New opportunities for local history.
  • Computer uses for graduate students.
  • The on-line museum—A new exhibition space.
  • 0n-line courses and distance learning.
  • Computers and historical research.
  • Using the Internet for scholarly communication

Proposals for full panels can be composed of three thirty-minute papers, four twenty-minute papers, or a round table format. All panels should include a chair and are encouraged to include a commentator. Proposals must include a two hundred-word abstract for each paper and a one paragraph vita for each participant. Please be sure to indicate which member of the panel will serve as the contact person and provide their name, address, and phone number.


Inquiries and submissions should be directed to:

G. Mick Smith, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 3009
Malvern, PA