First Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium
Theme: Defining Europe: Borders, Identities, Cultures
October 28-29, 2004
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2004
Sponsored by: The Center for the Study of Europe, Brigham Young University
The Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium at Brigham Young University's Center for the Study of Europe is pleased to announce the inaugural session of an annual, multi- disciplinary conference focusing on European topics. The conference aims to provide a challenging forum for the examination and evaluation of the shifting shape and meaning of Europe. Scholars from various disciplines are invited to share their work and to interact with colleagues from throughout the Intermountain West.
This year's conference theme is "Defining Europe: Borders, Identities, Cultures."
Papers, presentations, forums, and workshops are invited on any of the following topics:
The history of Europe
The European Union
European nation states and nationalist movements
Issues of sovereignty
Social issues (education; justice; social welfare; religion; etc.)
European regional stability
European arts and languages
The study of Europe in the Rocky Mountain region
This is a suggestive list; sessions dealing with related topics will be considered.
Individual papers for presentation should be no longer than 20-30 minutes of reading time (about 10 pages double-spaced). The Organizing Committee will group related individually submitted papers into themed sessions.
Panels last 1 hour and 45 minutes. These usually consist of four 15- to 20-minute paper presentations (8-9 double-spaced pages each), with a short introduction by the chair, and may include brief (e.g., 5-minute) closing remarks by a discussant. However, panel chairs are free to propose innovative structures for their session.
Forums are 1 hour and 45 minute informal discussions organized around a specific subject. Forums may include up to six participants and should involve extensive interaction with the audience.
Workshops are also 1 hour and 45 minutes and should focus on issues of professional development (grant writing to fund research in Europe, incorporating Europe into the curriculum, etc.).
Deadlines and Submission Procedures:
500 word abstracts of individual papers (including each paper prepared for panels) and 500 word descriptions of panels, forums, and workshops must be submitted electronically or postmarked by midnight, August 15.
All proposals will be peer reviewed. Contributors will be notified of acceptance by early September. Select papers accepted for and presented at the conference may be published in an ISBN e-Book. Final versions of individual papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be due on October 1, 2004.
Address, phone number, and email address of presenter for individual paper OR of panel/forum/workshop organizer
Submitting proposals via e-mail:
Electronic abstract submissions should be cut and pasted into the body of the email text or attached as a Word or Rich Text Format file. Send electronic abstracts to: RMESCConference@BYU.edu.
Submitting proposals by mail:
Send proposals to the address below.
The Center for the Study of Europe will cover all participants'
Small travel stipends may be available for those without institutional support. Please contact the organizing committee at the addresses listed above (e-mail or ground mail) for more information.
Links to information about accommodations and directions to the BYU
campus are available on the conference website:
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