The History Graduate Student Association of Virginia Tech is pleased to announce a call for papers from graduate and distinguished undergraduate students for the Eleventh Annual Brian Bertoti 'Innovative Perspectives in History' Graduate Conference to be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, from April 11-12, 2008. The interdisciplinary conference is intended to give young scholars the opportunity to present original research in a friendly yet scholarly atmosphere and to expand historical knowledge.
The two-day conference will begin on Friday, April 11, with a keynote address by Dr. Thomas J. Sugrue, Kahn Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. His book, The Origins of the Urban Crisis, won the Bancroft Prize in American History, as well as other awards in North American urban history, labor history, and social science history.
Submission Deadline and General Information
Presenters are asked to submit a one-page abstract and a brief curriculum vitae by December 15, 2007, to Lindsey Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as any questions or concerns you may have about the conference. For more information about the schedule, speakers, and accommodations, please visit the conference website at http://www.history.vt.edu/hgsa_website/bertoti.
*Cash prizes will be awarded for outstanding papers at the conference.
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