SALEM STATE COLLEGE, SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, JUNE 25−28, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 2009 WHA Program Committee invites proposals for full panels, single papers, and roundtables on topics related to the scholarly and/or pedagogical aspects of this year’s conference theme.
Conference Themes: “Merchants and Missionaries: Trade and Religion in World History”
1. All proposals must be submitted with the relevant forms.
a. The WHA will not accept incomplete submissions.
2. Sessions are ninety (90) minutes long.
a. Ideally, panels will consist of three presenters, who will be allotted no more than 20 minutes each.
b. Panels are limited to a maximum of four presenters each. Roundtables may have five panelists, but each will be limited to a 10-minute initial statement.
3. Each paper, panel, or roundtable proposal must include a title and a brief (300 words or less) description of the topic.
a. Panel proposals must also be accompanied by a 100- to 200-word abstract of each paper, using the individual paper submission form.
b. Where possible, panel organizers should attempt to assemble panelists from a range of institutions, regions, and professional/academic levels.
4. The Program Committee reserves the right to add appropriate participants to panels having fewer than 3 presenters.
5. The Program Committee may accept, reject, alter panel proposals, or assign presenters to other panels should it be deemed advisable.
a. Papers and panels that do not directly address the conference theme are welcome and may be accepted as the program allows.
6. Papers submitted individually will be grouped into panels by the Program Committee, a chair will be assigned, and panelists notified.
a. Please contact the chair directly regarding the time allotted for your paper and other organizational matters.
7. Panel proposals consisting entirely of graduate students may be strengthened by a letter of support from a faculty member familiar with the students’ work.
8. If you are willing to act as a chair or discussant for another session, please indicate yes on your individual submission form.
9. For audio-visual equipment, please see the individual paper proposal form.
10. When appropriate and relevant, presenters should consider providing handouts for the audience. Audiences vary in size, but 35 copies would be suitable for most sessions.
11. In the case of proposals of equal merit, preference for acceptance will be given to proposals that address a conference theme and to WHA members in good standing.
12. In the event a program participant is forced to withdraw, he/she should notify both the Program Committee Chair and the WHA right away and, if possible, recommend a suitable replacement.
13. All program participants (paper presenters, chairs, and discussants) must register for the conference by May 1, 2009.
a. Program participants who have not registered by this date will not be listed in the printed program and the panel Chair or Program Committee may seek a replacement.
b. Registration information will be posted by February 2009 at the WHA’s website: http://thewha.org.
14. Travel awards for full or partial relief of travel costs and conference fees are available to persons who are presenting at the WHA conference and who are not citizens of or residents in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, or Australia-New Zealand. Please email the WHA for more information.
2009 WHA Program Committee:
Chair: Carolyn Neel, ABC-CLIO Maryanne Rhett, Monmouth University, Robert Willingham, Roanoke College, William Zeigler, San Marcos High School, San Marcos, California,
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