We are accepting paper and panel proposals for a graduate student conference to be held at Boston University on March 21 and 22, 2009. This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together emerging scholarship in American history that challenges traditional approaches to understanding American politics. The weekend will provide an opportunity for graduate students to collaborate, debate, and engage with one another and established professionals in the field of political history. The conference builds upon the recent reinvigoration of political scholarship by promoting exciting research ideas and forging new academic relationships.
Panels will be organized broadly around six fields of American political history:
•the changing electorate
We encourage submissions from any era, colonial to present, that reinterpret the meaning of “political” and use new methodology and approaches to studying American history.
Please submit an abstract of your original research and a current c.v. by November 15th, 2008. We will accept both panel and paper submissions. Graduate students at all levels are encouraged to submit. Please send papers in MS Word format. Panels will include two or three paper presentations 15-20 minutes each. Presentations will be followed by a brief commentary offered by a graduate student or professor.
Boston University Political History Institute
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