Student Projects – Call for Research Presentations

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The Ephemera Society of America (ESA) welcomes student presentations for our annual conference. This year’s theme is “American Ingenuity: What’s the Big Idea?”

One of ESA’s core goals is to examine the way ephemera expands our understanding of American cultural and social history. Our conference offers a welcome place to share new historical information based on ephemera research. The Student Sessions are designed to invite you to share your knowledge about ephemera, to discover the endless research possibilities in working with primary sources, and to discover the joys of investigating and collecting ephemera.

Last year, four undergraduates from Trinity College (CT) discussed projects they completed using ephemera in the Watkinson Library. Student presentations are an important part of the conference, and we encourage you to submit a proposal.

Are you engaged in research that uses ephemera in your school’s collections? If so, and you would be interested in making a PowerPoint presentation for the Student Session at Ephemera 37, we ask you to follow these guidelines:

  • The Student Session convenes Thursday, March 16, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Old Greenwich, CT.
  • You must submit a short abstract (75-100 words) of the research topic by January 1, 2017;
    • Include up to five images of the ephemera to be presented;
    • Include a short bio;
    • Send all materials to the ESA office: info@ephemerasociety.org
    • If you have questions, contact Michael Peich: mpeich12@gmail.com;

When your paper is accepted for the conference, you will receive complimentary admission to the conference, and a one-year membership in ESA.

Share your ephemera discoveries with a like-minded, national group. You will enjoy expanding your academic horizons!

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At ESA 36, undergraduates from Trinity College discussed projects they completed using ephemera in the Watkinson Library. (From left to right: Rachel Koladis, Meghan Crandall, Carsten Lohan, Henry Minot.)

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