ASPHS 2021 Annual Conference

The ASPHS has decided to hold a limited remote conference on April 23-25, 2021.  The 2020 conference (and its program) that was planned for Toronto was deferred, with the hope that we could hold it in person this year, but the ongoing pandemic and travel restrictions have made this impossible.  In discussions with the Board, we decided that the Association doesn’t have the resources to organize a full slate of panels, so we will limit the conference to three main events: two homenaje panels, one dedicated to Aurora Morcillo (Friday, April 23, 10-12 AM Pacific Standard Time) and a second to David Ringrose (Sat April 24, 10-12 AM PST), and a keynote speaker, Felipe Ribeiro de Meneses, Professor at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth (Sunday April 25, 10-12 AM PST).  In addition, we will hold the annual business meeting at the end of the weekend (Sunday April 25, 12-1PM PST).

While the ASPHS will not officially organize any individual panels, the board will leave it up to panel members from the 2020 program if they would like to organize some sort of virtual event for their panel, either workshop among themselves or inviting other members to attend, although there are no guarantees about attendance.  For these panels, we would suggest consulting the AHA Participant-Produced model for guidelines:  https://www.historians.org/virtual-aha/resources-and-guides/guide-for-participant-produced-webinars

If a panel would like to schedule an open session, they need to set up the virtual link and inform one of the program organizers,  Ivana Elbl (ielbl@trentu.ca) or Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez (acazorla@trentu.ca ) by MARCH 15th, 2021.  Panel links will be posted on the ASPHS website with other conference information.  Panels associated with the conference should be scheduled for April 23-25, preferably from 8:30-10AM PST, so as to be accessible to a broad range of time zones.

There will be no registration fee for the Conference, but only current members will have access to the sessions through the ASPHS website.  At the same time, now that the ASPHS is an official charitable organization, we encourage donations as well as membership renewal to keep the business of the Association going, including the Bulletin and the prizes.  Donations will also support the growth of a graduate student fund to be used for travel to future Conferences.

The 2022 conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hosted by Eugenia Afinoguenova of Marquette University.