For those of you planning ahead, the Organization of American Historians has issued its call for papers for the 2019 meeting , which will be held on April 4-6, 2019, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The theme for the meeting will be "The Work of Freedom." The call states: Marking the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in British North America, the theme of this program shifts the lens to the "Work of Freedom." It aims to capture the labor(s) involved in identifying and securing freedom, from the colonial era and founding of the Republic through the recent election of Donald J. Trump President of the United States. The OAH has quite extensive guidelines and policies, as well as numerous categories of presentation, which are spelled out on the website and in their FAQ . Note that the submission system for 2019 will not be open until November 27, 2017; the deadline for proposals is January 12, 2018 .