The 2007 Holt History Conference at West Virginia University, "Transforming Appalachian Scholarship: A Conference Honoring the Contributions of Ronald L. Lewis" will be held April 12-14, 2007, at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, in honor of the contributions of noted Appalachian historian and WVU professor Ronald Lewis. We invite scholars of Appalachia, West Virginia, and related areas to present papers on subjects related to Dr. Lewis' own work. This includes (but is not limited to) African-American History, Labor History, Industrial History,
Industrial Transformation, Immigration History, Ethnic Studies, British Immigration, Appalachian History and Studies, West Virginia History and Regional Studies, Environmental History, and 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 30, 2006 to the address below. For more information, please contact Jennifer Egolf (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elizabeth Oliver Lee (email@example.com), conference directors.
Send paper proposals to Cathy Rodabaugh via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post:
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