Call for Papers
The Pacific Coast Branch,
American Historical Association Meeting
August 7-9, 2008
Historical Scales: From the Global to the Local
The Program Committee for the 2008 Pacific Coast Branch-American Historical Association (PCB-AHA) annual meeting invites proposals for panels and papers on all historical themes and time periods, but with special consideration to be given to those that fit with the theme, “Historical Scales: From the Global to the Local.” Interdisciplinary panels and panels in non-traditional formats (films, posters, roundtables, etc.), are welcomed, as are panels composed of or including graduate students.
We encourage sessions exploring how the local informs the global and vice versa, and how historians need to consider scale in the practice of history. The use of scale and comparison often require us to consider theoretical insights from other disciplines, and we hope for sessions and papers confronting these challenges. We also look forward to sessions that are explicitly comparative between regions, nations, time periods, and subfields of history. Sessions that focus on teaching broad comparative issues at all levels would also be welcomed.
Submissions are encouraged for sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops, and individual papers. All submissions should be sent by E-mail. When submitting a session proposal, include an abstract that outlines the purpose of the session and designate one panelist as the contact person. Each paper proposal, whether individual or part of a session, should include a one-page abstract, a one-page c.v., and an address, phone number, and E-mail for each participant. Please indicate audio/visual needs in your proposal. The Program Committee assumes all listed individuals have agreed to participate. The deadline for all submissions is January 15, 2008.
Please send submissions in electronic file form (preferably MS Word) to:
Department of History
University of California, Irvine
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