CFP International Society for Educational Biography
International Society for Educational Biography Call for Papers
April 24-26, 2008
The Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference
CFP deadline is February 22, 2008.
I.S.E.B. invites academics, teachers, graduate students, researchers and anyone who engages biography or aspects of biography in their writing, teaching, research, or other professional endeavors in any field (not exclusively education), to submit proposals for our 23rd annual conference. Previous papers have been given by lawyers, English professors, History professors, law professors, French professors, graduate students, and priests as well as persons from Colleges of Education and other disciplines.
Possible topics include but are not limited to the following: Collective biographies, Role of biography in the history of education, Biography and fiction, Biography and transformation, General biography in any area, Plot structures of biographies, Biographic Criticism, Publishing biographies, Feminist approaches to life writing, Use of life narratives in classroom instruction, Oral history, Experimental approaches to life-writing, Narrating Lives, Ethical issues in life writing,
ISEB promotes the scholarly study of the lives of educators and those whose lives are educative. All analytical and interpretive approaches to biographies shall be encouraged as well as the exchange of ideas between scholars of education and those from other disciplines who have an interest in the field of education through the common bond of the educational biography. By "biography” we include traditional biographical accounts as well as biographical methods which include: narrative, oral history. Autobiography, ethnography, auto-ethnography, self-study.
The refereed conference invites individual papers, panel discussions and other presentation formats are welcome. Generally, the conference schedule allows 30 minutes for individual papers (includes discussion time), and 60-75 minutes for panel discussions and other kinds of presentations.
Proposals should be sent as attachments and include: 1) A title page which includes title, name of author(s), address, telephone #, fax #, and e-mail. 2) A 250-350 word abstract describing the importance of the topic, the approach taken & the need for any technology. 3) A brief vitae of each author/presenter.
Send proposals by surface mail, or e-mail attachment to:
Dr. Von Pittman, ISEB Program Chair
Tel: (573) 882-3362
University of Missouri, Center for Independent Study Email: email@example.com
136 Clark Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
Fees & arrangements for overhead, video, and LCD projectors and screens are the responsibility of the presenters. If two or more presenters use the same equipment on the same day, they may share expenses. Please contact Dr. Von Pittman, the Program Chair, if you need to know if anyone else has indicated an interest in using the same equipment.
Hotel: Radisson Hotel and Suites, 160 Huron Ave., Chicago, IL, 60611. Phone -312/787-2900. Rates are $209 US single or double. Committed guest rooms will be held until March 23, 2008, at which time they will be released. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be accepted on the basis of availability. If more persons reserve early than are in the guaranteed room block, the rooms could be taken prior to the cut-off date, so please reserve early. (Some rooms have been reserved for those who come early and for those who plan to stay over the weekend).
REGISTRATION: $140 US before April 1, 2008, $160 US after April 3, 2008 (includes lunch). Canadian members should send money orders unless the bank has a U.S. branch. Registration is a separate fee from membership.
STUDENT DUES and REGISTRATION = $30.00 US (does not include lunch or the journal Vitae Scholasticae). LUNCH for students, friends, spouses: $45.00. Faculty bringing students should advise them that lunch is in addition to registration. Vitae Scholasticae for students-$40.00.
I.S.E.B. Full Membership: $75 US (includes ISEB’s journal, Vitae Scholasticae): Persons presenting papers must be current in their dues.
Please mail dues and registration to: Kay Ann Taylor, 1312 Knox Lane, Manhattan, KS 66502; (785) 532-6974 (O); firstname.lastname@example.org Make out checks and money orders to International Society for Educational Biography.
Please send changes in contact information to Martha Tevis, Secretary: email@example.com
You may also find all of this information and more on our website:
Thalia M. Mulvihill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Education and Higher Education
Assistant Department Chair/Director of Doctoral Programs
Director of the Certificate in College & University Teaching
Dept. of Educational Studies, Rm. 810
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
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