HM - April 2019 - 2019 Conference Highlights

NCHE Conference 2019 Highlights

NCHE Washington, D.C. Conference Recap

"I love the collegial atmosphere of the NCHE conference.  Educators from all sectors of history education and at all points in their careers come together to share thoughts on the importance of teaching history and methods for how to do it more effectively." 
 - Conference attendee testimonial

NCHE's conference March 19-21, 2019 in Washington, D.C. drew more than 500 educators to participate in three days of the best in history education.  With historical excursions, workshops, sessions, posters, receptions, and exhibitors, there was plenty to learn, see, and do.  Three keynote speakers, Elizabeth Cobb of Texas A & M, Hasan Jeffries of the Ohio State University, and John McNeil of Georgetown University addressed the audience.  They were inspiring, thought-provoking and instructive.  

NCHE congratulated Sari Beth Rosenberg, a high school history teacher from New York City, who was awarded the Paul A. Gagnon Prize, recognizing her historical scholarship and contributions to the promotion of history education. 

The receptions on Thursday and Friday night were popular. The Thursday night reception in the Exhibit Hall allowed participants to mingle and meet the exhibitors.  The Friday Night Event was hosted by the Society of the Cincinnatti at Anderson House and featured an opportunity to learn about and view some remarkable artifacts in the Society's collection.

Special historical excursions in Washington, D.C. were particularly popular. Given the history all around the location, it speaks to the quality of the conference that attendees chose to participate in and connect with colleagues through sessions, mini-sessions, and poster sessions at the hotel each day.  If you missed a session, be sure to check the archive of presentations shared online.

The Call for Proposals for the 2020 NCHE Conference is online.  NCHE hopes to see everyone back again next year to celebrate NCHE's 30th anniversary in Cleveland, Ohio March 19-21, 2020. 


About NCHE

The National Council for History Education provides professional and intellectual leadership to foster an engaged community committed to the teaching, learning, and appreciation of diverse histories.