CALL FOR PAPERS
2nd Annual New York Area Workshop on African History
Following the success of last years’ workshop on African history at NYU, we are proposing a second workshop at Rutgers University on Saturday, March 5th from 9:00am – 7:00 pm at Room # 301 Van Dyck Hall, College Avenue, Rutgers.
Last year’s workshop was organized as a pilot by African historians at NYU and Rutgers for historians and graduate students of Africa in the Greater New York area. We were less interested in professional status in the discipline of history than in the interest of participants in historical research. We were pleasantly surprised to have over 30 presenters in fields varying from literature, history, anthropology, human ecology. The workshop proved to be an exciting and intellectually stimulating experience on a smaller scale than the large annual ASA meetings.
Our goals then and now are to:
Bring together scholars working on diverse historical topics,
Learn what kind of work is being done at different places around the New York area
Facilitate future meetings and interaction among all of us.
In addition to providing an audience for faculty work-in-progress this is a good exercise for advanced graduate students, many of whom presented papers last year. We hope to encourage their participation again for the next workshop as well.
Our definition of the New York area is elastic as well, the main criterion being that participants must get themselves to and from Rutgers University on their own, since we cannot pay for transportation or accommodation. It is a 45-minute train ride from Penn Station and a short 2 block walk from the train station. Please find driving directions & a map for the venue at : http://maps.rutgers.edu/directions.aspx?id=317
We urge all those who receive this message to pass it on to others whom you think might be interested, either faculty or graduate students and please send us any names you may have. We would also ask those of you who would like to attend to e-mail to Carolyn Brown (e-mail address provided below) indicating your interest and suggesting a paper topic or an area of interest on which you would like to present.
The precise organization of the sessions will depend on the response to this message. We expect that we will organize a series of panels, running from approximately 9 am to 6 pm to be followed by a reception. We will provide breakfast and lunch for all participants and a reception at the end. Please let us know of any technical requirements such as LCD projectors, etc. so that we can arrange for these in advance.
The meeting will be sponsored by the NYU History Department and the Rutgers University History Department and Center for African Studies.
Dr. Carolyn Brown, Rutgers University
Dr. Frederick Cooper, NYU: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Michael Gomez, NYU: email@example.com
Dr. Carolyn Brown
Department of History
New Brunswick, NJ.
Room 110, Van Dyck Hall
16 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
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