CALL FOR PAPERS
Western Roots and Migrations
42nd Annual Conference of the Western History Association
Colorado Springs, Colorado – October 16-19, 2002
The Program Committee for the 2002 meeting of the Western History Association invites proposals for panels and papers for the WHA's 42nd annual conference. We encourage proposals from people with varied perspectives--Westerners, academics, and the interested public--in order to create an exciting and representative program.
The recent millennial census reminds us of the deep and diverse roots and the varied and continuing migrations that have created the West. The 2002 meeting will highlight the tensions and connections between those roots and migrations, exploring their roles in shaping western history. The migrations of ideas, peoples, animals and plants, by chance and by plan, have all influenced the region's history. And western historians have traveled many trails as they have sought to interpret that past.
We invite papers that explore aspects of these themes. Possibilities include, but by no means are limited to, the making and remaking of the West through human movement and the shuffling of power, evolving ecologies as plants and animals have migrated and taken root, shifting relations between new and old westerners, and between those westerners and outside centers of authority. Other approaches might consider the resulting fluid conditions producing people and stories that have made the West a source of global fascination, colonial and postcolonial regimes, literary and artistic explorations of rootedness, the migration of western images across regional and national borders, and western historians migrating across disciplinary boundaries. The Program Committee invites traditional history presentations as well as those that make use of other disciplines, such as literature, art, film and music. We also encourage panels on the history of the Rocky Mountain West and Colorado.
Come join us in Colorado Springs. Submissions are encouraged for roundtable discussions, entire sessions and individual papers. When submitting an entire session, include an abstract that outlines the purpose of the session and designate one panelist as the contact person. Each paper proposal, whether individual or in a session, should include a one-page abstract, along with a one-page c.v., an address, phone, and email for each participant. The Program Committee assumes all listed individuals have agreed to participate.
Program Committee co-chairs for 2002 are Katherine G. Morrissey and Paul Fees. Send all submissions by August 31, 2001 to Prof. Katherine G. Morrissey. (Contact information listed below.)
Prof. Katherine G. Morrissey
2002 WHA Program Committee
Department of History
University of Arizona
215 Social Sciences Bldg.
Tucson, AZ 85721
phone: (520) 626-8429
fax: (520) 621-2422 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.unm.edu/~wha/
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