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The 2013 Virginia Forum, a two-plus day conference devoted to all aspects and time periods of Virginia history, will be held at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, on Thursday through Saturday, March 21–23, 2013.

Conference program for the 2013 Virginia Forum (3/8/13)

Second Annual Prize for the Best Paper by a Graduate Student: The University of Virginia Press has graciously contributed a prize of $100 worth of University of Virginia Press books to the best graduate student paper. To be considered for the prize, a graduate student must submit an e-copy of his or her paper to the Prize Committee chairman, Dr. Kevin Hardwick, at hardwikr[at] no later than Thursday, February 21.

Presenters: learn more about the Guidelines for Session Participants. Please note: all rooms are equipped with computers and a projection system. Please contact the chair of the Program Committee, mbergmann [at], if you will be using VHS.

K-12 Educators: Please inform the Forum staff at check-in if you plan to use your Forum participation and/or presentation to acquire professional development points. Prof. Mathias D. Bergmann, the 2013 Program Committee chairman, can provide you with a certificate verifying your participation and/or presentation at the Forum. Do note, as per the 2012 Virginia License Renewal Manual, educators “must have prior approval from the[ir] chief executive officer” to ensure the receipt of points for this activity.

Learn more about registration, lodging, and directions.


For questions about local arrangements and the program, contact:

Professor Mathias D. Bergmann
Randolph-Macon College
Department of History
office: (804) 412-1373
email: mbergmann[at]

Past conferences

The Forum is an annual event and is hosted by different universities and historical organizations around the state. View conference programs from past years:

  • 2006 at Shenandoah University in Winchester
  • 2007 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond
  • 2008 at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg
  • 2009 at Longwood University in Farmville
  • 2010 at Christopher Newport University in Newport News
  • 2011 at Washington & Lee and Virginia Military Institute in Lexington
  • 2012 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg