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Looking Back—Looking Forward:  Exploring Intersections of Society, Culture, Policy, & Law

November 17-19, 2016
University at Albany, SUNY

Sponsored by:

The UAlbany
Department of History &
History Graduate
Student Organization

The New York State Historical Association/ Conference on NYS History

The New York State Archives Partnership Trust

M.E. Grenander Special Collections & Archives,
University at Albany Libraries

With additional support from:

University at Albany
College of Arts & Sciences &
The Office for Research

The New York State Museum

The Albany Law School


(518) 442-5431




Looking Back—Looking Forward: 
Exploring Intersections of Society, Culture, Policy, & Law

Celebrate New York History Month at the annual Researching New York Conference!! The conference meets annually in November, bringing together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State history. This year we are pleased to partner with the New York State Historical Association/Conference on New York State History, as well as our longtime partner, The Archives Partnership Trust, to present a single expanded 2016 conference exploring all aspects of New York State History.

Conference Registration
Conference registration is $80.00, $90.00 after November 13th and at the door. Members of the New York State Historical Association and the Archives Partnership Trust receive a $10 discount off advance registriation.

Registration includes a reception and light buffet Thursday and Friday evenings before the featured events, continental breakfast and lunch on Friday, and an informal reception after the closing plenary session. Advance registration is requested. Please note: We will be able to accept credit cards and complete online registration by October 21st. The final conference program and all additional registration materials will be available at the conference. Please contact us to make special arrangements for student groups. If you prefer to register by mail and pay by check, please complete the mail-in registration form, print and return to us along with your check, made out to UAS, Inc. We are unable to process checks made out in any other way; they will be returned and will need to be replaced.

Researching New York Conference Registration
Department of History-Social Sciences 145
University at Albany, SUNY
Albany, New York 12222

Please be sure to include your name, institutional affiliation, address, and e-mail whether you register online or by mail. Note if you would like to reserve a seat on the shuttle bus to the reception and Thursday evening event, There is no additional charge for bus transportation, however, we do need to know how many to plan for.

Exhibitor Registration
Space is available for exhibits at the Conference. Booksellers, institutions, archives, and others wishing to display materials related to New York State history are invited to contact us at or 518-442-5431. Full tables as well as space to display informational materials about archives, historic sites, and other New York history resources are available.

Getting to Albany and Lodging
Conference registration will be in the Science Library, Barnes & Noble Reading Room on the University at Albany Uptown Campus. Follow these links for: directions to Albany, information about local lodging, maps of the surrounding area, the University Campus, and the the Science Libary.

Parking/Getting Around
Please note: Recent changes on the UAlbany campus have altered parking options from past years. We suggest using the first visitor lot on the right as you enter Collins circle, seen as a "v" in he beige background on this interactive map,  Mousing over the bottom allows you to enlarge the map at the plus sign. That is the only lot with a human attendant.  Parking is also available at the other  pay lots, also with beige backgrounds on the map, by credit card.  Additional parking information is available at  Due to ongoing construction in the area of the Campus Center and Science Library, some of the usual walking routes may be inaccessible. See for details.

Registration and most conference sessions are in the Science Library, Building 14 on the map. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at or call 518-442-5431

Researching New York | Department of History | New York State Archives Partnership Trust

This page last updated October 2, 2016