Graduate Conference on Southern History
March 24-25, 2000
Sponsored by The Department of History, University of Mississippi
We are pleased to announce the University of Mississippi's 2000 Graduate Conference on Southern History. This year's conference will honor the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson's BAPTIZED IN BLOOD: THE RELIGION OF THE LOST CAUSE, 1865-1920.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Gaines Foster, Louisiana State University, author of GHOSTS OF THE CONFEDERACY: DEFEAT, THE LOST CAUSE AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE NEW SOUTH, 1865-1913.
M.A. and PhD students are encouraged to submit papers concerning any aspect of southern history from the colonial period to the present. Comparitive studies are also welcome.
This year's Conference bears the title "Baptized in Blood?": The Use(s) of Confederate Memory. Students with a special interest in Lost Cause scholarship and New South scholarship are encouraged to submit papers, but we remind you that papers concerned with ALL areas of Southern History are welcome.
Please submit a two-page abstract which discusses the paper's thesis, sources, and conclusions with a brief curriculum vitae by January 31, 2000.
If your submission is selected, you will be notified by February 10, 2000.
Completed papers MUST be received by February 28, 2000 to secure a place on the program. Conference presentations should not exceed twenty minutes in duration.
Address all submissions or requests for information to Scott Poole, Alice Hull, or Ben Wynne.
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