CALL FOR PAPERS
Humboldt 2004 Bicentennial: An Interdisciplinary Conference
"Alexander von Humboldt: From the Americas to the Cosmos"
Celebrating the two-hundredth anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt's epochal journey of exploration of Central and South America, and his visit to the United States
October 14-16, 2004
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
In commemoration of a visit from Alexander von Humboldt to the United States in 1804 at the invitation of President Thomas Jefferson, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York will host an interdisciplinary conference devoted to Humboldt and his legacy on October 14-16, 2004. The principal focus will be Humboldt's activity in, relationship to, and impact on the Americas, but all proposals will be considered. Areas of interest include Humboldt's scientific work and publications, political ideas and advocacy of human rights, paintings, travel writing, friendships, as well as his fame, image and influence in various parts of the Americas.
Proposals for papers should consist of:
a concise (300 words or less) abstract with title
a cover letter indicating the author's professional affiliation(s) and contact information.
Proposals may be sent to the Program Committee, Humboldt Conference by email, by post, and by fax. Deadline for receipt of proposals is February 1, 2004. Decisions will be made by April 1, 2004. For more information, please visit our website.
c/o Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies
The Graduate Center/CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5209
NEw York, NY 10016-4309
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