CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED -- The National Council on Public History invites proposals for sessions, papers, panels, roundtables, poster sessions, and workshops for the 2005 Annual Meeting to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, 14-17 April 2005. The theme for this conference will be "Defining Regions: Public Historians and the Culture and Meaning of Region."
The Program Committee seeks proposals for presentations that explore the many ways in which region informs the work of public historians and the many ways in which public history contributes to our understanding of regional history and identity. The Committee is also interested in exploring how definitions of region shape and are shaped by our different cultural, linguistic and national identities.
Some suggested topics within this theme include:
indigenous peoples and the idea of region
issues and challenges in interpreting and preserving regional history
defining regional boundaries and cultures
the creation and influence of regional stereotypes and myths
the impact of mass media, the global economy, and other international forces on local and regional distinctiveness
the research, acquisition, interpretation and preservation of regional collections
The Committee also welcomes and will consider proposals that explore other issues related to region (however defined) and to the practice and teaching of public history.
The Program Committee strongly encourages the submission of complete session proposals (including panels and roundtables), but will accept individual papers for consideration as well. Proposals are submitted with the understanding that the committee may build or re-configure sessions in order to create the best possible program. Individuals interested in volunteering to serve as session chairs or commentators are welcome to apply by sending their name and contact information to the Committee.
Deadline for Proposals: 15 March 2004.
All proposals must be submitted by e-mail as a Word or WordPerfect document to each of the committee members listed below:
Andy Ambrose, Chair, Atlanta History Center, email@example.com
Dee Harris, Smoky Hill Museum, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Liebhold, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, email@example.com
Moriba McDonald, National Park Service, firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Pascoe, Center for Georgia Studies, email@example.com
Ramon Powers, Ramonpowers@aol.com
Jay Price, Wichita State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Stanton, email@example.com
All proposals must include the following information:
A cover page, including the complete mailing address, e-mail, phone number and institutional affiliation of each participant
An abstract of no more than 500 words for the session as a whole
A prospectus of no more than 250 words for each paper or presentation
A two-page vita for each participant
Identification of any required audio-visual equipment
A separate call for poster session proposals will be released fall 2004.
David G. Vanderstel
National Council on Public History
425 University Boulevard - Cavanaugh 327
Indianapolis, IN 46202 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.ncph.org
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