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Tuesday, April 2, 2024


Paper Proposal Deadline:

EXTENDED to Friday, February 9, 2024

The Gayarre History Club of C.E. Byrd High School, Shreveport, Louisiana, a chartered member of the National History Club, is pleased to announce and invite submissions for the 12th annual Gayarre Conference for secondary students.

Papers should be based on primary and secondary sources and provide innovative perspectives on the theme. If selected, the author will be given the opportunity to present his/her paper at the Conference.

Proposals should be include the title of the paper and an abstract of the proposed paper of no more than 200 words. Include a biography of the author of no more than 100 words written in the third person.

Submit proposals at


Possible approaches to the theme (Others encouraged):


Crisis is defined as a time of intense trouble and danger requiring difficult decisions and often resulting in significant change to an individual, institution, or society. Throughout history, it is often these decisive moments that shift the course of human history. Crisis creates opportunities for people to come together and develop solutions. Sometimes humans have seen the coming crisis and other times have been blind-sided. Papers should examine and develop arguments about the causes, methods of handling, or results of and responses to a crisis or crises in history rather than simply describing a crisis. Papers may consider social, political, economic, environmental, religious, artistic, intellectual, or technological crises.


Use the form below to submit your proposal OR click here

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