UNCW – Fifth Annual Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture: A Call for Nominations. The Department of History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for the 2006 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture. This year’s topic will be: "China From Mao to the WTO". The Sherman Lecture provides a forum for an outstanding junior scholar (untenured assistant professor or researcher) to offer his or her perspective on a selected topic. The Sherman scholar will meet with graduate and undergraduate classes, share his or her expertise with faculty members in history and political science and be available to local media. The centerpiece of the scholar’s visit will be the presentation of a major public address, which the university will subsequently publish. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of scholarly accomplishment, relevance of the proposed talk to the year’s theme, and evidence of ability in public speaking and in interacting with diverse audiences. The scholar will receive an honorarium of $5,000. This year’s lectureship will take place on the UNCW campus October 18-21.
Nominations and self-nominations are welcome. Nominees should provide a title and brief description of the lecture they propose to deliver. Proposals may address, but are not limited to, China's recent economic and political evolution, the impact of these changes on regional politics, China's role in the international system and world marketplace, or China's relationship to global health and environmental issues. Please send a letter of interest, current c.v., the names of three references and a recent scholarly publication to:
Dr. Taylor Fain
Dept. of History, UNCW
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5957.
Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2006. Finalists must be available for telephone interviews before May 31. UNCW is an EEO/AA Institution.
Dr. W. Taylor Fain
Dept. of History, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-5957
Phone: (910) 962-3305 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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