Call For Papers: Great Lakes History Conference,
“World History in the 21st Century,” October 28-29, 2005
The 30th annual Great Lakes History Conference, sponsored by Grand Valley State University, will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on October 28-29. All fields of history are invited to submit proposals related to this year’s theme, “World History in the 21st Century.” Our two keynote speakers are leading specialists in world history: Professor Jerry Bentley from the University of Hawaii (formerly President of the World History Association and author of Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past), and Professor David Christian from San Diego State University (founder of ‘big history’ and author of Maps of Time). In addition to presenting lectures on issues in world history, Professors Bentley and Christian will also lead workshops and roundtable discussions where audience participants can discuss themes related to the scholarship and teaching of global history with these leading scholars.
In addition, we welcome papers and arranged sessions addressing this year’s topic. Suggested topics include teaching world history, theories and approaches, historiography, research and methods, interdisciplinary approaches (for example environmental and earth sciences, anthropology, sociology and psychology), war and violence, genocide, environmental issues, medicine, economics and other fields of expertise. Sessions will last 90 minutes. Papers must take no longer than 30 minutes in a two-paper session or 20 minutes in three-paper sessions. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send an abstract of approximately 200 words and a curriculum vitae by May 15, 2005. Please include your address, email address and phone number. Those interested in commenting on a session should send a c.v. and indicate areas of expertise.
Conference headquarters will be at the L.V. Eberhart Center of Grand Valley State University in downtown Grand Rapids. Hotel accommodations will be available at the Days Inn of Grand Rapids, which is across the street from the Eberhart Center. The conference is within easy walking distance of museums and restaurants. Grand Rapids is served by most major and regional airlines.
Registration and program information will be sent in the summer.
Please address all inquiries and abstracts to:
Dr. Craig Benjamin or Dr. Jason Crouthamel
Department of History
1 Campus Drive, MAK 1060a
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401
Phone: (616) 895-3298 (department)
Fax: (616) 895-3285
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or: Email: email@example.com
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