Conference Info

Participant Information – NEHA Fall 2017

The 99th meeting of the New England Historical Association will be held at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Program arranged by NEHA Vice President Erik Jensen. We thank Thomas Balcerski, Joan Meznar, Carmen Sid, Stacey Close, and John Beck for their help with local arrangements.

Schedule and Preliminary Conference Program

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN at our new registration/membership portal

Or use the Downloadable Registration Form (PDF) – Please print (or use the form that comes in your mailed newsletter) and return by mail with your check payable to NEHA by October 10th to:

Martin Menke, NEHA Executive Secretary
New England Historical Association
c/o Department of History
Rivier University
420 South Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Registration is REQUIRED for members and non-members who attend the conference, including panelists, panel chairs and commentators. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Although same-day registration at the conference is possible, luncheon seating may be limited.

Please do not mail the form after October 10th, as it may not be received on time. Walk-in registration (cash or check only) will be available at $30 for members, $40 for non-members on the day of the conference beginning at 8:00 am.

Information for Conference Participants:

Location and Directions
Eastern Connecticut State University is located at 83 Windham Street, Willimantic CT 06226

Driving Directions and Campus Map

Campus Main Phone: 860.465.5000


Best Western Storrs (2 miles from campus)
123 Storrs Road, Mansfield CT
(860-423-8451) AAA rate: $121.50

Fitch House B&B (4 miles from campus)
563 Storrs Road, Mansfield Center CT
(310-868-4445) Rates: $165 to 215

Stone Arches B&B (4 miles from campus)
614 Storrs Road, Mansfield Center CT
(860-429-2269) Rates: $145 to 170

Courtyard by Marriott Norwich (14 miles from campus)
181 W. Town St, Norwich CT
(860-886-2600) Rates: $169 and up

Quiet Corner Inn (20 miles from campus)
479 Providence Road, Brooklyn CT
(860-774-9644) Rates: $75 and up

Instructions for Panelists: please remember to send your papers and a brief bio to your commentators as early as possible so they might have time to review them with care. Panels are 90 minutes in duration. Chairs should introduce the panelists and their papers. Each paper presentation should last no more than twenty minutes. If there is a panel commentator, she or he should speak for no more than ten minutes to leave time for a general discussion involving the audience. All session rooms will be equipped with internet-connected computer workstation and projector. If you will need additional equipment, please notify in advance the program chair, Troy Paddock.

Conference Schedule: Saturday, October 28: Continental breakfast at 8:00 am, Betty Tipton Room. two morning sessions (8:30 and 10:30) and one afternoon session (1:45). Members are invited to bring copies of their own recent publications as well as timely professional literature for display or distribution in the book exhibit at 10:00 am on Saturday. Luncheon will be served but seating is limited, so please reserve your space at lunch when you register.


A complementary continental breakfast and a ticketed luncheon will be served on Saturday; please reserve luncheon in advance since this facilitates meal planning. There will be refreshments and coffee at the chair’s meeting. Indicate any dietary needs when you register. We cannot accommodate special dietary requests on the day of the conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Willimantic in October!