Many history, literature, political science, and social science teachers at the middle school, high school, and college levels believe it is essential to place the events of September 11th in historical perspective. Most, however, feel unprepared to answer the kinds of questions that students are sure to ask.
H-Net's Teaching Committee is therefore issuing a call for original essays that will be published on an H-Net website and distributed to the discussion networks on H-Announce. The essays will be refereed by members of the Teaching Committee. Possible topics might include:
The history of Western involvement in the Middle East and Near East
The history of terrorism and efforts to suppress it
The history of U.S. Afghani- and U.S.-Pakistani relations
The treatment of terrorism in literature
The memorialization of earlier tragedies
The history of alternatives to military action
An introduction to the history and beliefs of Islam
The history of Muslims in America
The length of essays is flexible, but the turn-around time for completion of the essays must be brief, since teachers need the information now. Proposals would be due by October 5, 2001 and essays must be completed two weeks after that. Each proposal must be accompanied by a brief c.v. stating the individual's degrees, institutional affiliation and rank, and a few relevant publications or online resources created.
In addition to essays providing essential historical background, we also invite proposals for original essays that evaluate relevant websites, critically review relevant historiography and bibliography, or that suggest classroom projects and activities.
Submit proposals and the brief c.v. to Steven Mintz at email@example.com.
Department of History
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3785 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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