February/March Report

We’re delighted to announce that acceptances for the DH2024 conference have been sent. Check your email (and your spam filters) and keep an eye out for a forthcoming post from the PC chairs with more details and data on the program committee’s work.

Registration for the conference is expected to open March 18th. Registration will be handled through ConfTool (so if you applied to be on the program, you already have an account) with payments made through GMU’s Mason Marketplace. Early bird registration will run until May 15th and regular registration will be open until July 15th. If you need a letter of invitation, please email us at dh2024@gmu.edu with your name as you wish it to appear in the letter and will we send you one promptly.

The two conference hotels are the Hilton Arlington ($176/night + 8.25% taxes) and the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston ($149/night + 8.25% taxes). Instructions on how to reserve your room at the conference rate will be posted to this website by mid March.

We’re also looking ahead to an exciting social program. More details on how to register for tours will be forthcoming but just to give you a sneak peek: online participants can join our virtual private tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, while onsite tour options range from wining & dining around town to a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture or the newly reopened Folger Shakespeare Library.

But there’s no reason to let the fun stop at formal tours! We are building a long list of self-guided tours and recommendations of “must see spots” around town for your free time. Check out the DC National Mall using RRCHNM’s Histories of the National Mall project as your guide or tour the famous Arlington National Cemetery. The list will include details like location, cost (mostly free!), and other logistics you might need to know to visit some of the more restricted DC area tourist draws like the White House and Pentagon.

The fun will also continue online using the same Whova app as DH2023. Who’s up for another photo competition???

Lastly, while you’re making your travel plans, be sure to check out our page on transportation options with information on everything from which airport you want to fly into to the expected costs of local transportation to/from the airport and around town.

DH 2024 is just six months away, so we hope this logistics update will help you as you begin making your summer travel plans.