Conference Info

Participant Information – NEHA Spring 2019

The 102nd meeting of the New England Historical Association will be held at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Program arranged by NEHA Vice President Libby Bischof.

Schedule and Finalized Conference Program

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

Or use the Registration Form (also included in members’ mailed Spring newsletter). Return by mail with your check payable to NEHA by April 5th 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 all conference participants, 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 April 5th, as it may not be received on time. Walk-in registration (cash or check only) will be available on the day of the conference beginning at 8:00 am.

Information for Conference Participants:

Location and Directions
The Abromson Community Center on the campus of the University of Southern Maine is located at 88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine

Driving Directions and Campus Map

Campus Main Phone: (207) 780-4141

Recommended Local Accommodations:

Portland Regency Hotel and Spa, 20 Milk Street, Portland, Maine
(207) 774-4200

Residence Inn by Marriott, Portland Downtown Waterfront, 145 Fore Street, Portland, Maine
(207) 761-1660

DoubleTree by Hilton, Maine Mall Rd., South Portland, Maine
(207) 775-6161

Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport, Jetport Boulevard, Portland, Maine
(207) 828-1117

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, Libby Bischof.

Instructions for Panel Chairs/Commenters

Conference Schedule: Saturday, April 13: Continental breakfast at 8:00 am in the Student Union. 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. 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 Portland in April!