THE INDIANA ASSOCIATION OF HISTORIANS 29TH ANNUAL MEETING, AT THE HISTORY CENTER (ALLEN COUNTY–FORT WAYNE HISTORICAL SOCIETY), FEBRUARY 27–28, 2009
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CALL FOR PAPERS:
During the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the Indiana Association of Historians (IAH) plans to examine the sixteenth president’s legacy. The IAH welcomes proposals on all sorts of historical topics but especially those that apply to this year's theme: "Lincoln's Legacy." The IAH encourages paper proposals on Lincoln the man as well as the themes we associate with him, broadly construed—liberty, leadership, and moral courage.
The Indiana Association of Historians seeks workshop, roundtable, paper, and session proposals for its 29th annual meeting. Historians in all fields of specialty, as well as those working outside the academy, are especially welcome, as are proposals that vary from the conventional prepared-paper-and-comment format. Among other panel discussions on Saturday, February 28, we are working on recruiting potential speakers for a panel discussion from the Fort Wayne group that is working to keep the collections of the Lincoln Museum in Indiana.
To propose a session or presentation, please send a brief description (maximum 250 words), and one-page curriculum vitæ for each presenter, to the IAH Program Committee, c/o Katherine A. Tinsley, Department of History and Political Science, Manchester College, 604 East College Avenue, North Manchester, Indiana 46962-1232; (260) 982-5338 (email@example.com).
All proposals must be received by November 26, 2008.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Taylor Lecturer): Mark E. Neely Jr., former Director of the Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, past president of the Indiana Association of Historians, now McCabe Greer Professor in the American Civil War Era at Pennsylvania State University, and author, most recently, of _The Boundaries of American Political Culture in the Civil War Era_ (2008).
The IAH’s kickoff event—at 7:00 PM, Friday, February 27, in the Allen County Public Library Theater (following the IAH business meeting and annual election)—will be a presentation of _The Natural Heritage of Indiana_ television documentary, based on Marion T. Jackson’s 1997 book of that title. This presentation will form a segue—from Indiana Council for History Education’s cognate conference, “Presenting the Past,” a cross-curriculum conference on teaching human and environmental influences, during the day of Friday, February 27, also at the Allen County Public Library—to the IAH’s Lincoln-related program on Saturday, February 28. All Saturday events will be at the History Center (Allen County–Fort Wayne Historical Society).
Sponsors of the annual meeting include the Indiana Humanities Council (through a Humanities Initiative Grant in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities), Manchester College, and the History Center (Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society).
Katherine A. Tinsley
Department of History and Political Science
604 East College Avenue
North Manchester, Indiana 46962-1232
(260) 982-5338 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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