Western Carolina University invites submissions of proposals for panels and individual papers for its first Social History in the Mountains: Bridging the divide in Historical Methods to be held March 18, 2006. The Program Committee is encouraging papers from all geographical locations. To encourage the flow of ideas the Committee is accepting proposals from all levels of scholarly endeavor, including dedicated college seniors, graduate students, independent scholars, and especially regular faculty.
Social history, broadly defined, is concerned with the defining the unique aspects of a given society, particularly in respect to change over time. American and European traditions of ‘doing’ social history have been largely divergent since World War II, with the European side showing a stronger Marxist influence. With the collapse of the Marxist paradigm, European historians have been searching for a new perspective on social history. The conference was founded with the idea of bridging the divide between different historiographical traditions, instigating discussions of what it means to practice social history, and providing perspectives on this critical juncture in historical thought. Papers are sought that are applications, expansions, or new perspectives on social history in any historical field.
Proposals should include title of panel or paper, abstract for panel, a 150 word abstact for the individual papers, full name of the participants, institutional affiliations, and addresses (US mail and email) and a phone number.
Deadline January 16, 2006
Proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments (Microsoft Word preferred) to email@example.com
Proposals may also be sent by mail to:
Prof. Laura Cruz
Dept. of History
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723
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