Crossing Borders/Building Communities — Real and Imagined
April 6-9, 2011
Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel

Entire Program:  2011 Program

Program Part 1: Cover image pdf
Program Part 2: Schedule at a glance
Program Part 3: Welcome/hotel, registration info, field trips, special events, workshops & sessions
Program Part 4: Index of Presenters, advertisements.
Program Part 5: Maps

Watch Tony Horwitz’ plenary presentation online
Part 1 Part 2

FAQs and Publicity

Frequently Asked Questions for Graduate Students

Visit the 2011 conference blog for more information about the conference and Pensacola.


CANCELED:  The “Breaking Down Borders, Building Community in Cultural Heritage Tourism Trails” workshop has been canceled.
CANCELED: The Bienville to Battleships: Mobile Historic Tour field trip has been canceled.
CANCELED: The Black Water and Yellow Pine : Northwest Florida’s Antebellum Industrial Complex field trip has been canceled.
FULL:  The Public History Community Service Project at Historic Fort Pickens is FULL.
FULL:  The Speed Networking Event is full.
TOUR DESCRIPTION CHANGE: Historic Pensacola Waterfront Walking Tour:  Pensacola’s waterfront is one of the most significant areas related to the city’s development. This tour, organized by graduate students from the University of West Florida Public History Program , will explore the changes in Pensacola’s maritime landscape and the people and businesses that aided in the growth of the port and city. During a scenic walk along the bay, participants will learn about the geography and history that has shaped the development of modern Pensacola. Topics will include the physical changes in the maritime landscape, the major industries historically supported by the port, and the unique cosmopolitan culture that grew up among the busy wharves and fish houses. Duration: 2.5 hours. Departs from the Museum of Commerce (Village). (Limit 40 participants.)

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Pre-registration is now closed.

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The Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel is the conference hotel.  The NCPH room rate is $125/night.

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Sponsorship, Exhibiting, and Advertising

Join the growing list of Annual Meeting partners and advertise, exhibit, or sponsor an event at the 2011 conference.  Your audience will include six hundred public history practitioners from across the United State and other countries, as well as thousands of other history professionals, educators, and students who visit the NCPH website or who receive links to view the Program.

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NCPH needs student volunteers to help with registration, the  exhibit hall, and special events.  Students who volunteer will receive a complimentary conference registration.  Time slots are assigned in the order applications are received on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Calls for Proposals

Call for Session Proposals

The deadline has passed for the Call for Proposals.  Those who submitted proposal were notified of the Program Committee’s decision in September.

Call for Posters

The call for posters closed on December 1. Click here to see the poster guidelines.

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Conference Mentoring Program

Are you new to NCPH or attending the NCPH annual meeting for the first time?  Or are you a veteran of NCPH or annual meetings who is willing to assist a new attendee?  For the Pensacola annual meeting, NCPH will match students and new professionals with experienced public historians.  We are seeking both mentors and mentees.

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Working Groups

NCPH working groups are seminar-like conversations of 10-15 people during the annual conference that explore, in-depth, a subject of shared concern.  The three 2011 working groups are The Choices We Make: Public Historians’ Role in the Commemorations of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, Public History and Gentrification: A Contentious Relationship, and Using “Centers” to Teach Public History and Engage Community Partners.

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