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Reflecting on putting a poster presentation together, I figured I should share some links and resources I used in the process.  Much of what I could find on the web was related to scientific poster presentations, but still useful for non-scientific posters.  The UBuffalo and UNC pages are good places to start with lots of links to additional resources.  It would have been nice to find more examples of social science posters.  Let me know if you know of any good ones!

Resources, guidelines, and tips:

PowerPoint Templates:

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OAH Poster

A much belated post.  My poster session went well.  I got a few good questions and there were no major mishaps putting the poster up.  Posters are still a pretty new thing for historical conferences.  I think it is something that should be promoted among more in the profession, particularly among graduate students to showcase their research.  Choosing busier times during the conference and perhaps leaving posters up for a whole day would increase visibility, dialog, and hopefully generate more participation in future years.

Other important thing I learned: the color on your computer screen is not the color the fancy printer in the architecture school will print out (ie. blue = purple.)

Here’s a jpeg of our poster (WordPress was not letting me upload the pdf for some reason.)  Our main motivation was to do some public outreach to one of our major user groups: academic historians.

Expanding areas of feminist research

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OAH

I’m at the Organization of American Historians’ annual meeting presenting a poster with a colleague this weekend. I’m taking notes and will be sure to make a few posts about the conference, including some on our poster.

For now, I’m out to fine some caffine and breakfast before the next panel begins.

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