The 2023 Arizona History Convention will be held online April 13 and 14 and in-person on Saturday, April 15, at the Tempe Community Center, located on the southwest corner of Rural and Southern roads in Tempe, Arizona.
Featured speakers will include:
Shelly Lowe, chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities and citizen of the Navajo Nation, will be giving the keynote address.
Dr. Maurice Crandall, Arizona State University and a citizen of the Yavapai-Apache Nation of Camp Verde, will give the plenary speech, titled, “Voices from the Past, Lessons for the Future: Indigenous Arizona.” His talk is sponsored by ASU’s School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies .
There will be 30 sessions, half online and half in-person, featuring nearly 100 presenters speaking on a wide range of topics. Scholars from universities in Arizona, Oklahoma, Tennessee, California, and New York, as well as local avocational historians will be presenting their latest findings on a wide range of subjects. The full program will be released in early 2023, but here’s a sneak peek:
We’ll be screening three documentary films that take a look at Arizona’s iconic roads and experts will discuss two of Arizona’s most notorious cold cases—the Wickenburg Massacre and the Don Bolles murder investigation. Many award winning local and national authors, including Tom Zoellner, John Boessenecker, James McGrath Morris, Wynne Brown, and Jim Kristofic, to name just a few, will talk about their work. Whether you are a seasoned scholar or a novice to historical research, our expert panelists will help provide insights on how to approach archives, primary sources, writing nonfiction, and academic publishing.