Join fellow graduate students and professors for an intellectually stimulating weekend in Memphis, TN, the home of the Blues and the Capital of Barbecue. The second annual Graduate Student Conference on European History at The University of Memphis will cover European history from prehistory to the present.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Brian Tierney, Ph.D., Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies Emeritus at Cornell University. Dr. Tierney is co-author of Western Europe in the Middle Ages, 300-1475. His most recent work is The Idea of Natural Rights: Studies on Natural Rights, Natural Law, and Church Law, 1150-1625.
Most papers will fall in the general areas of European history and culture. Also welcome, however, will be papers in the related fields of archaeology; art history; ancient, cultural, intellectual, religious, and social history; and race and gender studies. Innovative efforts to cross academic boundaries will receive special attention.
Because The University of Memphis is home to the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, papers on the history, art, and archaeology of ancient Egypt are especially encouraged.
The best paper submitted will receive the William J. Murnane Paper Prize to honor the memory of the world-renowned Egyptologist and Professor of Ancient History who taught at The University of Memphis for thirteen years.
Paper proposals should be a maximum of 350 words. Expressions of interest via E-mail are welcome, but actual paper proposals must be typed and mailed or faxed. Please mail or fax the proposals & C.V.'s for evaluation by the conference organizers to the address below prior to the deadline of December 7, 2001.
Papers will be presented orally within a strict limit of 25 minutes. Papers of this duration are typically 10 to 12 pages, typed and double-spaced in a 12-point font. Most sessions will consist of three presentations plus commentary. The full text of papers accepted for presentation should be mailed in time to arrive no later than February 15, 2002.
European History Conference
The University of Memphis History Department
100 Mitchell Hall
Memphis, TN 38152
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