Today, the term “networks” commonly encompasses connections through location, language, social groups, ethnicity, symbols, and economy – just to name a few. Benedict Anderson conceives of networks as “imagined communities,” while New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman sees the world as “flattened” by contemporary networks such as fiber optics and outsourcing. The American Cultures Conference at The College of William and Mary invites submissions from graduate students on any aspect related to “networks”: from times pre-colonial to cyberpunk, from topics literary and political to economic and social, and from identities individual to collective. We welcome contributions from all disciplines within humanities and social sciences.
Please send both curriculum vita and 100-150 word abstract, including title, in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “abstract.”
The American Cultures Conference will take place March 23-25, 2006, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Conference is presented by the American Studies, History, and Anthropology programs at William and Mary. Please visit the conference website at http://www.wm.edu/amst/acconf for further information.
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