CFP: Communities, Kinship, and Culture: The Formation and Expression of Identities

Dr. James A Rawley

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2011 James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities
“Communities, Kinship, and Culture: The Formation and Expression of Identities”
April 8-9, 2011, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln History Graduate Students’ Association’s sixth annual James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities is pleased to announce Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich as our keynote speaker this year. We accept paper proposals from graduate and advanced undergraduate students across all disciplines. Interdisciplinary approaches and topics within all areas of study are welcomed.

Proposals are due via email February 1, 2011.

Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor of History at Harvard University, will deliver this year’s keynote address. The address, entitled “Ink and Thread: An Object-Centered History of Nineteenth-Century Mormonism,” is based upon Dr. Ulrich’s current research for her new book, A House Full of Females: Faith and Family in Nineteenth-Century Mormon Diaries. Dr. Ulrich has been honored with many awards for her scholarship, including the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Bancroft Prize in American History for her book, A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812. Dr. Ulrich also served as the 2009 President of the American Historical Association.

Paper proposals should include a one-page abstract and one-page c.v. Full panel proposals will also be accepted. Panel proposals should include a one-page description of the panel itself, as well as one-page abstracts for each paper (maximum of four) and a current c.v. for each panel participant. Indicate any audio-visual needs required for presentations upon submission of proposals. All proposals should be emailed to rawley@unlserve.unl.edu no later than February 1, 2011. Papers should be circulated to panel commentators by March 26. Awards will be given for the best undergraduate and graduate papers.

History Graduate Students’ Association
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2011 Call for Papers
612 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
Email: rawley@unlserve.unl.edu

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