Call for Papers: Historical Dates and Rites of Commemoration (1809-2009)
Call for Papers Date:
The journal Istor would like to announce a call for papers for its Issue No. 38: “Historical Dates and Rites of Commemoration: 1809-2009,” (September, 2009). With this issue we hope to provoke a discussion about why we celebrate historical dates and, more importantly, bring some context to public discussions in Mexico about Mexican history. In three years, Mexico will celebrate a unique bi-centennial/centennial in commemoration of its two political revolutions, 1810 and 1910. As public interest and fervor build toward the obligatory (and well-funded) festivities, we would like to explore the limits of the public celebration of dates by considering in this issue the historical significance of the year 1809. (Issue No. 40, which will appear in March, 2010, will be dedicated to the year 1909.) We take an explicitly world-historical perspective and seek four scholarly papers of approximately 20-25 pages that highlight any aspect of the year 1809. The idea is to dilute the importance of 1810 by placing both Mexico’s first revolution and the country’s history more generally into a broad comparative framework. We limit neither the topic nor the method of the proposed works. We would, however, like to ensure geographic balance and, to that end, particularly encourage those scholars who work on Asia or Africa to submit proposals. Those interested in submitting a proposal should send a c.v. and a two-page proposal/summary to Dr. Michael J. Sauter (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 1, 2008. The due date for accepted papers will be March 1, 2009. All papers will be translated into Spanish before publication. Those interested in learning more about Istor or CIDE can point their web browsers to www.istor.cide.edu or www.cide.edu.
Michael J. Sauter, Ph.D.
División de Historia
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, A.C.
Carretera México-Toluca 3655
Col. Lomas de Santa Fé
01210 México, D.F.
Tel: (55) 5727 9800 x2150
Fax: (55) 5727 9897 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.istor.cide.edu
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