Violence, Community, and the Academy: The Ninth Biennial University of Texas Historical Symposium
The University of Texas at Austin
Friday, October 12 - Saturday, October 13, 2001
The history graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin invite the submission of panel and paper proposals for a conference focusing on the theme of violence and featuring presentations by graduate students and community activists. Violence, in the words of one critic, "cuts across different social boundaries, including gender and racial lines." In many ways, it also keeps social lines distinct and intact. Our conference will explore the social construction and manifestations of violence in a historical context. Also, we aim to consider the varied meanings of violence from different disciplinary approaches. Panels will consider a wide range of topics, which may include but are not limited to the following:
violence as a form of resistance
Previous University of Texas historical symposia have offered a space for graduate students to present their work, exchange ideas with fellow researchers across disciplines, and pursue their professional development. While maintaining these goals, we are expanding our discussion space to include nonacademics, and particularly members of community-based research organizations and other community groups. We believe the separation of academic researchers and community groups has helped to perpetuate unequal processes of knowledge production. We hope to explore how different groups have conceived of violence, and whether unequal influence over framing debates is itself a form of violence.
We invite proposals for individual papers and for full panels. Individual presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes in length (approximately 10-12 typed pages) to allow time for ample discussion. Please submit a curriculum vitae (for graduate students) or resume, paper title, and a one-page abstract by JULY 1, 2001. For instructions on submitting proposals for full panels, consult our conference website at the URL listed below. Final papers for all presenters will be due no later than September 1, 2001. Papers may also be considered for publication in Paisano, the online history journal at the University of Texas at Austin.
Proposals and inquiries may be sent by regular mail or e-mail. Please send regular mail to: Historical Symposium, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin, Garrison Hall 101, Austin, TX 78712. UT Campus Mail users may send to: Historical Symposium, Department of History, Campus Mail B7000. E-mail may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please attach files containing the vita or resume and abstract in Microsoft Word readable format.
Information about the conference is available from our conference website at http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~hisweb/vcac/vcaindex.htm.
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