LINCOLN WITHOUT BORDERS CONFERENCE
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
December 19-20, 2009
During the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, “Abraham Lincoln Without Borders” will be the subject of an international multidisciplinary conference slated for December 19-20, 2009, to be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India. The Selection Committee will consider all topics and approaches with primary consideration given to proposals on Lincoln's legacy abroad from the 19th to the 21st centuries.
Submissions are preferred on institutional letterhead, should be no longer than a single page, and consist of a 5-10 line proposal followed by a 3-5 line biographical sketch of the author written in the third person. Proposal deadline is April 1, 2009. Early submissions are encouraged. Selected papers will be published.
Please send proposals as e-mail attachments to Professor Sura Rath (firstname.lastname@example.org) with copies to Professors William D. Pederson (email@example.com), and Jyotirmaya Tripathy (firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition, a hard copy should be mailed to Professor Pederson at International Lincoln Center, LSU in Shreveport, One University Place, 321 BH, Shreveport, LA 71115-2301, USA. Proposals may also be faxed to 318-795-4203.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, India; The International Lincoln Center; the International Lincoln Association; and the Lincoln Forum. It is hosted by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Some Possible Topics:
Lincoln's Impact on Mahatma Gandhi
Lincoln's Legacy in Pakistan
Lincoln's Impact on Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Lincoln's Legacy in Bangladesh
Lincoln's Influence on Jawaharlal Nehru
Lincoln's Legacy in Sri Lanka
Lincoln's Legacy in Kolkata
Lincoln's Legacy in Nepal
Lincoln's Legacy in Indian Schools
Lincoln in . . .
Lincoln as a Writer
Lincoln's Impact on . . .
Lincoln as a Model for Democratic Development
Lincoln and International Law
Lincoln as a Model for Reconciliation
Lincoln and ...
Lincoln and Human Rights
Members of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission:
Hon. Richard Durbin, Co-Chair
Hon. Ray LaHood, Co-Chair
Harold Holzer, Co-Chair
Eileen R. Mackevich, Exec. Dir.
Dr. Jean T.D. Bandler
Dr. Darrel E. Bigham
Dr. Gabor Boritt
Hon. Jim Bunning
Joan L. Flinspach
Dr. James Oliver Horton
Hon. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Lura Lynn Ryan
Hon. Tommy Turner
Hon. Frank J. Williams
Dr. James H. Billington, Ex-Officio
Sura P. Rath
Department of English
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA 98926
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