Conference Title: Empire at End? Global Transformations in the Late Twentieth Century
Conference Date: April 3-4, 2009
Submission Deadline: December 19, 2008
Location: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Sponsor: The Mershon Center for International Security Studies
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies is pleased to announce its third conference on global history. This symposium will bring together junior faculty and advanced PhD candidates to probe the patterns, limits, and agents of global change in late twentieth century. Panelists will be asked to consider to what extent, and for what reasons, the bipolar balance of power that characterized the early Cold War were increasingly challenged, particularly from the 1970s onward. It is the hope of the conference organizers that, in examining the interplay of new forces for change and the forces resisting change, we might come to better understand the relationships between the global transformations of the late twentieth century and pan-European Empire. Did these transformations mark the “End of Empire” or merely redefine empire?
Students of diplomatic, international, and transnational history, along with economists, political scientists, and specialists in globalization, are especially encouraged to submit papers. The conference will examine themes of globalization and nationalism, as well as warfare, social protest, and political economy. As such, its geographical scope will be broad, focusing not only on the United States and the Soviet Union, but also Western and Eastern Europe, East and South Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
Proposals should include a one-page abstract and one page c.v. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to Alex Poster at email@example.com. Those who prefer a hard-copy submission should send their materials to Alex Poster at 106 Dulles Hall, 230 West 17th Ave, Columbus, Ohio, 43210. Proposals must be received by 19 December 2008. Participants will receive reimbursement for their transportation on the basis of economy fare, meals, as well as accommodation during their stay in Columbus for two nights.
Charles Carter, Graduate Student, Department of History, Ohio State University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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