The Newberry Seminar in Rural History seeks "work-in-progress" paper proposals for its 1999–2000 sessions.
The seminar meets three Saturdays over the academic year (December, February/March, and May). At each session three working papers are discussed individually in a relaxed scholarly setting. Papers are circulated among registered participants in advance, allowing for an informed, workshop-style exchange.
Proposals are sought concerning any aspect of rural history, from scholars of all statuses, including graduate students and those beyond academe.
To submit a proposal, please send a brief, one-page prospectus before October 1st to the address below. The prospectus should include information about both the topic and the applicant’s professional status. Graduate student applicants should indicate the expected completion date of their dissertation.
Additional information is available from Stephen Vincent via the email address below.
The Rural History Seminar, co-sponsored by the Newberry Library’s Scholl Center for Family and Community History and the University of Chicago’s Department of History, has met regularly for roughly a decade. Sessions attract presenters from across the nation and participants from across the Midwest. Each meeting lasts from late morning through late afternoon, with a brief intermission for a group lunch. A modest registration fee ($17) for non-presenting participants covers the cost of lunch and copies of the presenters’ papers.
The seminar cordially invites new participants to its meetings. It also welcomes suggestions and recommendations concerning future presentations and themes. Requests for additions to the seminar’s mailing list and other correspondence should be addressed to Stephen Vincent.
A notice announicing with the finalized 1999–2000 schedule will be distributed in early October.
c/o Rural History Seminar
Dr. William M. Scholl Center
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610-3380 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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