Call for Papers -- The Pacific Coast Branch of the
American Historical Association Annual Meeting
August 6-8, 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Creating and Crossing Borders: Conquest, States, Peoples, Families
The Program Committee invites proposals for panels and papers on all historical themes and time periods but with special consideration for those that fit with the theme, "Creating and Crossing Borders: Conquest, States, People, Families." Interdisciplinary panels and panels in non-traditional formats (films, posters, roundtables, etc.) are welcomed, as are panels composed of or including graduate students.
The setting of Albuquerque, one of America's oldest and most complex cultural landscapes, encourages reflection on the origins, cultural meanings, and consequences of borders in multi-ethnic communities and states over time. We also understand borders metaphorically to include gendered, racial, and other constructed notions of social categories. Reflections on borders, whether territorial, cultural, or social, benefit from theoretical insights from other disciplines. We thus encourage sessions that are explicitly comparative between regions, nations, time periods, and subfields of history, as well as sessions on pedagogical issues related to the theme.
We encourage submissions for sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops, and individual papers. All submissions should be sent by email, with attachments in Word or RTF; please note "Proposed PCB Session (or Paper)" in the subject line. When submitting a session proposal, include an abstract that outlines the purpose of the session and designate one panelist as the contact person. Each paper proposal, whether individual or part of a session, should include a one-page abstract, a one-page c.v., and an address, phone number, and email for each participant. Please indicate audio/visual needs in our proposal. The Program Committee assumes all listed individuals have agreed to participate. The deadline for submissions is February 2, 2009.
Please send submissions to:
Jo Burr Margadant
Santa Clara University
University of California, Davis
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)