Indiana University's History Graduate Student Assn. invites historians or researchers in related fields to propose papers, panels of three related papers, and roundtable discussions related to the theme of the construction or expression of identity. Potential topics or frameworks of analysis include, but are by no means limited to, explorations of the following:
research regarding identity and gender/sexuality
monuments as an expression of national or group identity
how the individual identifies her/hiself within the context of a place, group, or nation
how groups or nations assert their identity in an effort to attain legitimacy within a given sphere
issues of nationalism and/or ethnic conflict
and the development of national identity and nation-building
Given this broad definition of "constructing identity," we welcome submissions from all geographic and temporal perspectives.
The conference will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2005. Please send an abstract of 250 words and a brief biographical statement (including year, field of study, university affiliation, and other relevant information). E-mail attachments are preferred, and may be directed to either Ben Thorne (firstname.lastname@example.org), Angela White (email@example.com), or Janine Peterson (e-mail address provided below). The format of the conference is a panel of three papers followed by a commentator, so a draft of accepted papers will be needed two weeks prior to the conference for the session commentator to prepare his or her remarks.
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