The Boston Seminar in Immigration and Urban History invites proposals for sessions in its 2008-2009 series. The Seminar’s steering committee welcomes suggestions for papers dealing with all aspects of American immigration and urban history and culture. Programs are not confined to Massachusetts topics, nor are they limited to the research of historians. Papers comparing the American experience with developments elsewhere in the world are welcome. Programs take place at the Massachusetts Historical Society, usually on the third or fourth Thursday evening of the month between September and April.
Each session focuses on the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. The essayist and an assigned commentator will each have an opportunity for remarks before the discussion is opened to the floor. Papers must be available for circulation at least a month before the seminar date.
The seminar’s steering committee would like to fill at least two sessions through this call for papers. To be considered for a slot, please send your CV and a one-page précis of your paper by March 15 to Jane Becker, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, or to email@example.com. In your proposal, please indicate when your paper will be available for distribution. If there are special scheduling conditions, such as a planned trip to Boston or an extended period when you can not make a presentation, please indicate in your proposal.
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