Waco: Ten Years After, an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Department of History and the PORTfolio program at Virginia Wesleyan College, invites submissions of proposals for papers or panels. This conference will be held on the college campus in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA on April 4-5, 2003.
We invite submissions in all fields that cover the many aspects and legacies of the Branch Davidian siege of 1993. We are interested not solely in concentrating on the specific background and events of that year, but also on their long-term impact and continuing significance in American culture, society, politics, and art. We welcome a wide variety of interpretations and perspective from different disciplines.
This conference is founded on a desire to mark this significant anniversary and to explore newly the complex issues surrounding it in the particular atmosphere of post-9/11 America. In what ways and why has our understanding of the meaning of Waco changed in the past decade? Some possible topics to consider in this context are religious freedom, terrorism, radical politics, the exercise of state authority, the question of military involvement in civilian law enforcement, the role of the media in depicting and interpreting the events, and many others.
Please send a brief description of your proposed paper or panel to the address below. Submissions will be accepted via e-mail or regular mail until
January 20, 2003.
Dr. Daniel S. Margolies
Department of History
Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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