The History Department of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the Transatlantic History Student Organization (THSO) are sponsoring the Eighth Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Transatlantic History. Since 1999, this symposium has proved to be an excellent venue for the discussion of the interrelations between peoples of the Atlantic World.
The voluntary and forced movement of people to the Americas involved an unprecedented exchange of cultures. Among the most fundamental aspects of this contact were religious and spiritual encounters. Much like other cultural “ways,” religion and spirituality were subject to constant interplay and reinterpretation. This malleability contributed to a variety of syncretic expressions in the New World. We invite papers that deal with spiritual exchanges between Europeans and Amerindians or Europeans and Africans since 1492. Dr. Allan Greer of the University of Toronto, author of the acclaimed work Mohawk Saint: Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits (2005), will be delivering the keynote address.
Graduate students from history and other disciplines are invited to submit a three-hundred-word abstract and abbreviated curriculum vita by July 1, 2007. Authors of papers accepted for a twenty-minute presentation will be notified by August 1, 2007. Selected participants will be awarded a small travel stipend to help offset expenses. Please e-mail your abstract to: Gregory Kosc at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Steven Reinhardt at email@example.com.
Note: Be sure to include your e-mail and mailing address to ensure that you can be reached during the summer of 2007.
University of Texas, Arlington
President, Transatlantic History Student Organization
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Doctoral Candidate in Transatlantic History
University of Texas at Arlington Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com
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