A Call for Nominations
UNCW – Sixth Annual Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture. The Department of History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications and nominations for the 2007 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture. This year’s topic will be: The New Latin American Left in Historical Perspective: Reform or Revolt?
Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the recent electoral success of leftist parties in Latin America, their rejection of the Washington Consensus, the performance of their policies, the new relationships that the Latin American left has established with the United States, and the roles of new political spaces, actors and organizations in that left’s rising regional power.
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 undergraduate and graduate students, 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 before a diverse audience. The scholar will receive an honorarium of $5,000. This year’s lectureship will take place on the UNCW campus October 16-20.
Applicants should provide a title and brief description of the lecture they propose to deliver. Please send a letter of interest, current c.v., the names and email addresses of three references and a recent scholarly publication to Dr. Taylor Fain, Dept. of History, UNCW, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-5957. We also welcome nominations that are accompanied by contact information. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2007. Finalists must be available for telephone interviews before May 31. UNCW is an EEO/AA Institution.
Dr. Taylor Fain
Dept. of History
University of North Carolina Wilmington,
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5957 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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