Current Research in Digital History


Current Research in Digital History 2019

March 9, 2019 — George Mason University, Arlington, VA


The next Current Research in Digital History will be held on March 9, 2019 at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. Registration is $40 for faculty or employed scholars and $20 for graduate students or unemployed scholars. Please register for the conference.

The annual Current Research in Digital History conference features one plenary session: a roundtable with four leading scholars on the state of digital history. This year’s conference features two panels sponsored by the African American Intellectual History Society and the Colored Conventions Project.

Plenary session, 9:00–9:45 a.m.

Location: Founders Hall 113

This roundtable will feature four scholars in the field reflecting on developments in digital history in the preceding year, with commentary and discussion from conference attendees.

Paper session 1, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Session 1.1 — Sponsored by the Colored Conventions Project

Session 1.2

Paper session 2, 11:10–12:10 p.m.

Session 2.1 — Sponsored by the African American Intellectual History Society

Session 2.2

Paper session 3, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Session 3.1

Session 3.2

Paper session 4, 3:00–4:15 p.m.

Session 4.1

Venue and lodging

The conference will be held in Founders Hall on GMU’s Arlington campus, located at 3351 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201. A map of the Arlington campus is available here. The venue is located one mile east of the recommended hotel, a 20 minute walk along Fairfax Drive. You can also walk 5 minutes to the Ballston Metro Station, and ride the Metro one stop in the direction of Washington, DC, to the Virginia Square-GMU stop; Founders Hall is a block east of the station. Paid parking is available at Founders Hall. Information about GMU Public Safety for the Arlington Campus is available on its website.

We recommend that participants who need lodging book rooms at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston, 4610 N. Fairfax Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

Presenters will have access to the classroom computers and projectors. You can plug a device into the projector directly via HDMI, or you can put slides or use a browser on the classroom computer. Presenters will each have 10 minutes to present their papers. Commentators will spend 5 minutes on each paper for a total of 10 minutes. The remainder of the time is reserved for discussion.