The Liberty University History Department announces a call for papers on Awakenings and Revivals in American History. The conference organizers welcome a wide array of paper topics and/or panel proposals which examine the social, cultural and intellectual origins and influences of revivals and spiritual awakenings in American History. This conference aims to create a forum for collegial discourse with scholars from various perspectives and academic disciplines including history, literature, theology and church history. The conference will feature addresses from Thomas Kidd of Baylor University and John Fea of Messiah College as well as a roundtable discussion of Thomas Kiddís 2007 publication "The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America." The conference will be held at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on April 16-18, 2009.
Scholars interested in presenting papers should electronically submit a title, brief abstract and a brief vita to email@example.com. Those interested in forming a panel should submit a title of the proposed panel along with each presenterís paper title/abstract and vita. Please include the name and vita of a chair and/or paper commenter as well. All proposals should be received no later than December 1, 2008. The conference organizers will notify of participation status by December 15, 2008. For inquiries about the conference, or to submit an individual or panel proposal, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Douglas Mann or Dr. Samuel C. Smith
Department of History
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24502
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