ALASKA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 1-4, 2014, SEWARD, ALASKA
Gateways: Past, Present and Future
CALL FOR PAPERS
Resurrection Bay has been a gateway for travel and trade since prehistoric times. The Alaska Natives who lived along the coast traveled long distances by boat or on trails to the interior to visit groups in other areas. Russian fur traders built a shipyard in what is now the city of Seward. In the American era, the ice-free, protected port became a hub of steamship commerce. A railroad was built to bring goods and passengers to the Interior of Alaska. Seward was also the beginning point of the original Iditarod trail. The city played a major role for the military as the port of entry during the World War II buildup. It became the start of a highway to Anchorage and the terminus of a ferry line to Kodiak and the Aleutian Chain. Its access to fishing, wildlife, and glaciers continues to make it a gateway to commerce, education and recreation.
Please join us in Seward to explore this gateway and many others in the history of Alaska and the region.
ALL ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS (20 MINUTES), P ANE LS (1- 1/2 HOURS) AND POSTER SESSIONS FOR THE ALASKA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN SEWARD, ALASKA, OCTOBE R 1-4, 201 4.
ALL PRESENTERS MUST REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE.
PAPER AND SESSION PROPOSALS ARE DUE APRIL 1, 2014. PLEASE SEND TITLE AND ABSTRACT (100 WORDS OR LESS) TO RACHEL MASON, PROGRAM CHAIR, RACHEL _MASON@NPS.GOV, OR BY U.S. MAIL TO THE ALASKA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, P.O. BOX 100299, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA 99510