The History Department and the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the Transatlantic History Student Organization (THSO) are pleased to sponsor the Ninth Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Transatlantic History. Since 2000, this symposium has become an excellent venue for the discussion of the interrelations between and among peoples of the Atlantic World.
Slavery is one of the most important aspects of transatlantic history. It had profound economic, political, and social effects on all nations and civilizations of the Atlantic Basin. The voluntary and forced encounters between Africans, Amerindians, and Europeans involved and engendered an unprecedented exchange of cultures, subject to constant interplay and reinterpretation. We invite papers that discuss slavery in a transatlantic context since 1492. Dr. Trevor Burnard of the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), author of the acclaimed work Mastery, Tyranny, & Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World, has agreed to deliver the keynote address.
Graduate students from history and other disciplines are invited to submit a three-hundred-word abstract and abbreviated curriculum vitŠ by July 15, 2008. Authors of papers accepted for a twenty-minute presentation will be notified by August 1, 2008. Selected participants will be awarded a small travel stipend to help offset expenses. Please e-mail your abstract to both: Gene Rhea Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Stanley Palmer at email@example.com. We invite you to check out our website, including the topics of our past annual symposia at http://www.uta.edu/studentorgs/thso/.
Note: Be sure to include your e-mail and mailing address to ensure that you can be reached during the summer of 2008. Thank you!
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