Call For Participation: seminar on the War on Poverty in Kentucky
The Center for Kentucky History and Politics and the Center for Appalachian Studies at Eastern Kentucky University invite participation in a one-day working seminar on Kentucky in the era of the War on Poverty. The seminar will take place on Thursday, April 7th, 2005, on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.
This seminar is designed to promote an emerging historiography on the War on Poverty on the state and local levels. It will serve as a forum for scholars to discuss themes and approaches to their research in progress. Instead of the usual conference-paper format, participants will make available short (three to five pages) thematic essays, based on their research, designed to stimulate intense discussion. The seminar is open to graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars working on any aspect of the topic, broadly conceived to include the era between 1945 and 1980. Scholars working on relevant projects that do not deal specifically with Kentucky are also invited to participate.
Publication, in an anthology, of articles derived from or stimulated by this seminar is a possibility, depending on levels of participation and interest. Negotiations are underway with the University Press of Kentucky.
Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the papers of U.S. Representative Carl D. Perkins (D-KY), housed in the EKU Archives, which are scheduled to open to the public in December, 2004.
Registration fee of $20 includes dinner; send by February 15, 2005 to Dr. Robert Weise (postal address given below). Make checks payable to Center for Kentucky History and Politics. Send short essays to the same address by March 1, 2005.
Dr. Robert Weise
Department of History
Eastern Kentucky University
323 Keith Building
Richmond, KY 40475 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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