The History Department of West Virginia will be holding the Seventh U.S. Senator Rush D. Holt History Conference on April 12-14, 2007, in Morgantown, West Virginia. This conference, “Transforming Appalachian Scholarship,” takes its theme from the scholarship of WVU History Professor Ronald L. Lewis. Dr. Lewis is a noted historian of Appalachian and West Virginia regional history whose work encompasses such subjects as African-American history, labor history, the social history of industrialization, British immigration, and environmental history.
The Holt Conference welcomes proposals for papers on topics that take their theme from Dr. Lewis’s work, as well as related topics. These include:
West Virginia History
Comparative Coalfield Studies
We invite submissions for individual papers, complete panels sessions, or panel discussions. We would especially like to encourage comparative and international studies on related topics. Submissions will be peer reviewed, and some presenters will be invited to submit their conference paper as a full-length essay for publication in a book of collected papers in honor of Dr. Lewis to be published by West Virginia University Press.
Send a one-page abstract and a cover letter giving a brief vita and full contact information by October 1, 2006 to the address below. For more information, please contact Jennifer Egolf (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elizabeth Oliver Lee (email@example.com).
Send paper proposals to:
Department of History
West Virginia University
220 Woodburn Hall
P.O. Box 6303
Morgantown, WV 26505-6303
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