The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University’s graduate student history organization, is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student Conference.
The Barnes Club Conference will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Temple University’s Center City campus, 1515 Market Street in downtown Philadelphia. In the past, the Barnes Club Conference has drawn participants from across the nation and around the world.
Proposals from graduate students for individual papers and/or panels are welcome on any topic, time period, or approach in history. The panels will include two or three paper presentations at twenty minutes each. Presentations will be followed by a brief commentary offered by a graduate student. Faculty members from Temple University or other universities in the region will moderate every panel. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best papers in certain categories. The registration fee is $10 for presenters and attendees. A continental breakfast, lunch, and post-conference reception are included.
Please submit a one-page proposal that outlines your original research and a current c.v. no later than December 31, 2004. The Barnes Club Conference Committee will evaluate proposals and inform participants by January 17, 2005. Final drafts of papers and registration fees are due no later than February 4, 2005. Electronic submissions are required.
In addition to paper presentations, the Barnes Club Conference will continue a successful program initiated at last year’s conference: mock interviews. This program offers graduate students invaluable experience in simulated interviews with faculty members from area universities. A public mock interview will also occur for those who wish to observe someone else being interviewed. Graduate students who are interested in participating should contact us for more information.
The conference will include a featured session, “The Education of Historians for the 21st Century,” and also roundtable discussions on article and book publishing, teaching history as a career, and research tools available to historians and graduate students.
For more information about the Barnes Club Conference, please see our organization’s website at the web address shown below, or contact us at the following e-mail address.
Brady King and Matteo Salvadore
Co-Chairs, James A. Barnes Club Conference
Department of History
Gladfelter Hall – 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-5891, fax Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://astro.temple.edu/~jabgrad/
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