CALL FOR PANELISTS, AHA, PHILADELPHIA 2006:
ROUNDTABLE ON WAR AND AMERICAN NATIONALISM
From the Revolution to the current war on terrorism, war has created and shaped American nationalism in crucial ways. I am hoping to put together a roundtable panel that covers a variety of American wars, and discusses common trends as well as singularities in the ways military conflicts have shaped American nationalism. My own contribution will consider the effects of the Civil War on Confederate nationalism, especially the novel relationship between individuals and the nation created by such policies as conscription; the close, emotional connections produced by shared wartime sacrifice and animosity toward the North; but also the disaffection that prolonged war generated in many Confederates.
Proposals are due by this Tuesday, February 15, so please email me as soon as possible. (e-mail address provided below).
The AHA suggests the following format for the roundtable: “This session - which can be used for the presentation of original research, work-in-progress, or discussion of professional concerns - offers short 10-minute presentations, a fluid organization (not limited to the chair/presenter/commentator structure), and ample time for discussion with the audience. Where possible these should take place in a non-podium setting (with the audience gathered around the panel) to facilitate a more congenial exchange between audience and discussants. Roundtables may offer up to 5 presenters.”
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