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2015 Annual Meeting

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 5:00pm


Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Ave
22202 Arlington, VA
Event Type: 
Annual Meeting

Renaissance Arlington Capital ViewCall for Papers  Deadline- 1 December 2014
All proposals must be submitted via the online interface.

Job Workshop

Travel Funding


Panelists-Seeking-Panelists Forum -- use this site to find other scholars to join your panel proposal!


SHAFR and the media occasionally record conference sessions for use in broadcast and electronic media. Presenters who do not wish for their session to be recorded may opt out when submitting a proposal to the Program Committee. An audience member who wishes to audiotape or videotape must obtain written permission of panelists. SHAFR is not responsible for unauthorized recording. SHAFR reserves the right to revoke the registration of anyone who records sessions without appropriate permissions.

If you have any questions about conference logistics, please contact Jennifer Walton, the Conference Coordinator, at [email protected]. If you have questions about the conference program, please contact the 2015 program committee co-chairs, Brooke Blower and Jason Colby, at [email protected].

Event Program: 

SHAFR is excited to launch a new conference schedule this year! We will still have the usual eight sessions, but each will be shortened by fifteen minutes. This will allow us to accommodate two plenary sessions and finish a bit earlier each evening!

Thursday June 25
Session I, 11:45-1:30
Session II, 2:00-3:45
Plenary, 4:15-6:00: Immigration and Foreign Relations: 50 Years since the Hart-Cellar Act
Welcome Reception, 6:00-7:30

Friday June 26
Session III, 8:00-9:45
Session IV, 10:15-12:00
Presidential Luncheon, 12:00-2:00, with speaker Thomas "Tim" Borstelmann, E.N. and Katherine Thompson Professor of Modern World History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and SHAFR President
Session V, 2:00-3:45
Plenary, 4:15-6:00: New Frontiers: Environmental History and Foreign Relations

Saturday June 27
Job Search Workshop, 8:00-9:15
Session VI, 9:30-11:15
Keynote Luncheon, 11:15-1:15, with speaker Brian DeLay, Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley
Session VII, 1:15-3:00
Session VIII, 3:30-5:15

Venue and Hotel Information: 

The 2015 SHAFR meeting will be held from June 25-27 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. The LEED-certified Capital View is located at 2800 South Potomac Avenue, two miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code DCA). There is complimentary hotel shuttle service every 20 minutes between 7 am and 11 pm to DCA and the Crystal City Metro (Blue and Yellow Metro lines). In the lobby, SOCCi Urban Italian Kitchen and Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while Espressamente illy Coffee House serves coffee and light fare during the day. A 24-hour fitness center and heated indoor pool are also available on site, and there is complimentary wi-fi access in the lobby. SHAFR hotel guests will receive complimentary Internet access in their sleeping rooms.

Conference room rates are $159/night, single or double occupancy, plus tax. The tax rate is currently 10%. The deadline for receiving the conference rate is May 27, 2015. Please note that the hotel is required to honor the reduced rate until this date OR until all the rooms in the SHAFR block have been booked. Once the block is fully booked, the hotel will offer rooms at its usual rate, if any are available, or may even be completely full. Please make your reservation as early as you can. Book online here.

A/V Information: 
Requests for A/V equipment MUST be made with your proposal submission. We cannot accommodate requests made after 1 December 2014.