Conference Information

Gold-seekers and their building materials at Nome City, 1899. Alaska State Library, Clarence L. Andrews Collection (P45-1054).

Tundra & Ice: History in Alaska’s Arctic

Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference
September 12-15, 2018 in Nome, Alaska

The 2018 Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska conference is being held in Nome (a first for AHS), and this year’s theme—Tundra & Ice: History in Alaska’s Arctic—invites reflection on the people, landscapes, and events that have shaped Alaska’s higher latitudes and contemplates ways to preserve our histories and share them with the world. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Lorraine McConaghy, public historian at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry and Washington State History Museum, who has many years of experience wrangling with questions of whose stories are told and how we tell them.

Visit the Conference Website to register and find out more information about the conference schedule, travel, and local accommodations.

2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Consult the “How To Shape Proposals and Presentations” section of the website for more information.

Enjoying a performance during banquet at the 2013 annual conference in Haines, Alaska. Photo by Anjuli Grantham.

Enjoying a performance during banquet at the 2013 annual conference in Haines, Alaska. Photo by Anjuli Grantham.

Enjoying the 2016 Awards Banquet at the Baranof Hotel in Juneau, Alaska.

Enjoying the 2016 Awards Banquet at the Baranof Hotel in Juneau, Alaska. Photo by Chris Allan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon: Published proceedings of the 2014 Conference held in Seward, Alaska, the 2015 Conference held in Cordova, Alaska, and the 2016 Conference held in Juneau, Alaska.