Latest APHNYS Newsletter for February 2018 is out

Planning has started for APHNYS Regional Spring meetings. Visit our regional meeting page for more information.

Region 7 will have a meeting on May 5. Go to the page for further information.

APHNYS 2018 Call for Conference Proposals

The Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS) 2018 Annual State Conference will be held in Rochester, NY October 1 – 3, 2018. The conference planning committee is currently accepting proposals for conference presentations. Proposals can be submitted for papers, panels and interactive programs. This conference will draw approximately 125 attendees from across the New York State. The time allowed for presentations/panels will be 1 hour and 15 minutes (including questions and answers). APHNYS does not pay for speakers. We hope that all who submit proposals will think of this as getting the word out to historians, etc.

Latest Issue of the APHNYS Newsletter: Historian’s Exchange for November 2017.


Research Grants! Larry J. Hackman Research Residency
The New York State Archives offers grants for qualified applicants to conduct research using historical state government records in the Archives. The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program supports advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy by defraying travel-related research expenses. Residents conduct research at the State Archives in Albany, NY.
Previous Residents have included academic and public historians, graduate students, independent researchers and writers, and primary and secondary school teachers. Residencies range from a few days to several weeks depending upon the nature of the research and volume of records consulted. Contact the Archives Researcher Services staff to discuss your research topic and the records you propose to use: archref@nysed.gov or 518-474-8955.
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Elevating History, A Future for New York’s Past

New York State Historian Devin Lander gave this presentation at the 2016 APHNYS Conference in Syracuse. Click on the title to see a PDF file of his PowerPoint slides.

Also please visit the APHNYS Conference page to see what the different APHNYS regions have planned for meetings this fall and next spring.

If you are interested in becoming a Registered Historian, go to the Registered Historian page for more information and the application form for 2017. Deadline is September 1, 2017

And if you know of a local government historian or a friend of local history deserving of recognition, take a look at the APHNYS Awards Program. Historians can be recognized for lifetime achievement, excellence in public history projects, excellence in a military, labor or marine project or publication or for excellence in cooperation and promoting local history. APHNYS also has an award for citizens and government officials who promote, preserve and stimulate interest in New York State History. If you wish to nominate someone, go to the Awards page for further information.