Co-sponsored by the History Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northern Illinois University, and the Labor and Working Class History Association
CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2005-06 academic year
Deadline for Submission: 1 June 2005
This seminar provides a forum for “works-in-progress” that explore the history of working class people, communities, and culture; unions and popular political movements; and other related topics. We are particularly interested in works that deal with gender, sexuality, race, migration, and the social history of work. Our focus has been on U.S. history, however, we welcome papers on North America generally, and on transnational aspects of labor history.
The seminar takes place on one Friday every month, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Newberry Library in Chicago. It is open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. Papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority is given to individuals who are at a stage of their research at which they can best profit from discussion.
To apply, please send a one-page proposal, a brief c.v., and a statement on the relationship of the proposed paper to your other work. Send materials to Aaron Shapiro, Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL, 60610; e-mail email@example.com; phone (312) 255-3681; fax (312) 255-3696.
If you are interested in presenting a paper and have questions, please contact Leon Fink (University of Illinois at Chicago; contact information provided below).
The Newberry Library is unable to provide funds for travel or lodging, but can assist in locating lodging.
If you would like to be placed on the mailing list to receive announcements of upcoming presentations, or if you would like further information about Newberry Library seminars, phone Ginger Shulick at the Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History at the Newberry Library at (312) 255-3524, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please include your e-mail address with all communications, and let us know if you would be willing to receive announcements by e-mail.)
Dr. Wm. M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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