"It's open to historians of all professions. We have panels that cover the whole panoply of historical inquiry," said Jeff Roberts, chairman of TTU's history department. "There's always a lot of local and regional history, including the Civil War. Virtually all of our faculty members are participating in some way." Kent Dollar is serving as conference chair.
In addition to the TTU history department, conference host institutions include Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, Murray State University, Eastern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University. Presenters at the conference hail from more than a dozen states.
TTU history faculty members are leading or presenting many of the panel discussions, including one on the Civil War, another on the African-American experience in the 20th century, tales of the Upper Cumberland, science and medicine, propaganda during and after World War II, health issues in history and economic history, among others.
Those interested in attending are welcome to examine the full list of panel discussion topics and registration information available here: http://www.tntech.edu/history/ovhc/