The History Graduate Student Association of Virginia Tech is pleased to announce a call for papers from graduate students for the 12th Annual Brian Bertoti InnovativePerspectives in History Graduate Conference to be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, from March 20-21, 2009.
The interdisciplinary conference is intended to give young scholars the opportunity to present original research in a friendly yet scholarly atmosphere and to expand historical knowledge. Keynote Address. The two-day conference will begin on Friday, March 20, with a keynote address by Dr. Cynthia A. Kierner, professor of history at George Mason University, where she teaches early American and women’s history. She is the author of Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson’s America (2004) and Beyond the Household: Women’s Place in the Early South, 1700-1835 (1998).Past president of Southern Association for Women Historians, she is currently writing a biography of Martha Jefferson Randolph and coauthoring a volume on Virginia women's history.
Presenters are asked to submit a one-page abstract and a brief curriculum vitae by January 12, 2009, to Sarah Hewitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Joe Forte at email@example.com, as well as any questions or concerns you may have about the conference.
For more information about the schedule, speakers, and accommodations, please visit the conference website at http://www.history.vt.edu/hgsa_website/bertoti.
*Cash prizes will be awarded for outstanding papers at the conference.
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