Camping Con


Outside Public History

Camping Con 2016: Outside Public History

To take advantage of the celebration of the Centennial of the National Park Service as an occasion to talk about public history in the outdoors, Camping Con 2016: Outside Public History will take place October 7-9, 2016 at the Cades Cove Group Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A National Council on Public History Mini Conference, the meeting will examine issues related to historic and contemporary public history as it took/takes place in outdoor leisure spaces.


For information about submitting a proposal, visit our Call For Papers page. The deadline to submit a proposal is May 15, 2016.


Cost of the conference is $40 per person, which includes conference registration, campsite fee, two suppers, and smores. Participation is limited to 60 campers. Register at the NCPH Online Store. Registration opens June 1 and ends September 1, 2016.


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Camping Con 2016 is sponsored by the National Council on Public History, the North Carolina State University Public History Program, the East Carolina State University History Department, and Young Harris College.