FHS Conferences

 

The Florida Historical Society hosts TWO conferences each year.

Annual Meeting and Symposium    |     Public History Forum

THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
ANNUAL MEETING AND SYMPOSIUM

is held every October
at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

The FHS Annual Meeting and Symposium features:

  • Academic paper presentations and panel discussions from professional historians, graduate students, and others, selected through a juried Call for Papers process
  • The annual FHS Membership/Business Meeting
  • The Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture on Florida History and Culture

 

THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PUBLIC HISTORY FORUM

is held each May
 in a different location from Pensacola to Key West, and many places in between.

The FHS Public History Forum features:

  • Panel discussions and presentations from invited professional historians, scholars in related disciplines, historic preservationists, community historians and accomplished history enthusiasts, authors, educators, and students of all ages including Florida History Day participants
  • Tours of local historic sites, museums, and archives
  • The Annual FHS Awards Luncheon
  • A Banquet dinner featuring the Jillian Prescott Memorial Lecturer