The Allen Morris Conference Committee and the Florida State University History Department are proud to announce the second biennial Allen Morris Conference on the History of Florida and the Atlantic World, to be held at the Florida State University's Turnbull Conference Center, Tallahassee, Florida, February 1-2, 2002.
The conference theme is "Immigration, Migration, and Diaspora in Florida and the Atlantic World." The keynote speaker will be Dr. Louis A. Pérez, the J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who will discuss Cuban immigration to Florida.
The Program Committee invites proposals that focus on issues specific to Florida, or that place Florida in a greater Atlantic context. Recognizing that Florida historically included territory as far west as the Mississippi River and as far north as English settlements in the Carolinas, we seek to include colonial-era papers that cover the Spanish Borderlands, but also those that identify Florida as part of the larger Atlantic world. Topics such as the slave trade could be expanded to situate Florida in its Caribbean and colonial Spanish background. Other potential topics might include Native American and indigenous diaspora or investigations of non-traditional ethnic migrations. In the modern era, papers could address a variety of topics that include Florida in their analysis, such as "snowbird" migration, migrant labor in the winter vegetable industry, tourism, and Latin American immigration.
The Program Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers or complete panels. Interested applicants should submit a proposal of no more than 300 words for each paper and a brief curriculum vitae for each participant. Individuals interested in serving as a chair or commentator should forward a vita as well. Proposals must be received no later than May 1, 2001.
Papers delivered at the Conference will be eligible for inclusion in a planned anthology on the history of Florida and the Atlantic World.
Paper proposals and inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Elna Green (address below).
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