Call for papers:
The 2006 Midwest Labor and Working Class History Colloquium<br>
April 7-8, 2006
At The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The graduate students of the History department at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce its annual Midwest Labor and Working Class History Colloquium at the University of Illinois on April 7th through 8th, 2006. MLWCH is an annual gathering of graduate students who seek to build a community of scholars around:
• A discussion of current trends in the field;
• An opportunity to present your own work in a relaxed and informal setting.
• An occasion to meet graduate students with shared research interests.
Theme: Boundaries of Democracy: Civil Rights, Grass Roots Politics, and Spaces of Resistance.
We are pleased to announce that on Friday, April 7th, William Jones, associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and author of The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South, will be giving the keynote address.
The conference invites paper and panel proposals from graduate students that cover a wide a variety of topics and time periods.
Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged. Individual
papers are also welcome and will be assigned by the conference committee to a suitable panel. Presentations will be followed by a brief discussion, organized by a facilitator that will give the audience an opportunity to interact with the presenters. There will also be a keynote address, a plenary session, and a post-conference dinner.
The following information is required for submissions by March 15:
1. Names of all authors for panels (also note name of the person presenting the paper) including institutional affiliation and title/position
2. Contact information: e-mail address, postal address, telephone/fax numbers
3. Title of paper
3. An abstract of the paper, which is no more than 250 words.
5. Please include requests for any audio-visual equipment (overhead, slide projector, PowerPoint, etc.) in the abstract.
Please submit this information via e-mail as an attachment (.doc or .pdf formats preferred) to Bryan Nicholson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
309 Gregory Hall
810 S Wright Street
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801 Email: email@example.com
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