2022 Call for Proposals

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The second Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone conference will be held June 5-8, 2022 in Bozeman, Montana. The program committee invites you to submit a proposal for the conference.

Click here to submit your proposal.

The deadline for presentation proposals is December 3, 2021. We also welcome proposals for moderated discussions and panel presentations. Complete panels are preferred but individual proposals are welcome as well. We will be notifying presenters on January 14, 2022.

Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 as the world’s first national park and 2022 marks its sesquicentennial. This conference focuses on collecting, preserving, and using materials that document the park’s history.

We welcome proposals for presentations on the following topics about Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem:

  • Visual representations
  • Literature and historical narratives
  • Community engagement efforts
  • Native American perspectives
  • Documenting federal collections
  • Ecosystems of the park and the Greater Yellowstone area
  • Digital Yellowstone
  • Intersecting boundaries
  • Institutional and private collections–their development and use
  • Preservation challenges
  • Using collections in teaching and outreach

Other ideas are welcome and will be considered by the Yellowstone Conference Program Committee. Individual presentations may run up to 25 minutes; panel presentations/moderated discussions may run up to 90 minutes.

Please direct your questions to Jan Zauha, Humanities and Outreach Librarian, Montana State University Library (jzauha@montana.edu; 406-994-6554) and/or Tamsen Hert, Special Collections Librarian, University of Wyoming Libraries (thert@uwyo.edu; 307-766-6245).

We look forward to spending time together in Bozeman, Montana!