The University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of History invites applications and nominations for the 2009 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture. This yearís topic is: "Living in the Natural World: Constructing a Global Environmental History."
Proposals may address, but are not limited to, global climate change, the impact of technology on the environment, the challenges of economic globalization, international energy issues, freshwater and marine resources, food production, overpopulation, or global health concerns. Applicants are encouraged to explore the social, cultural, political, and/or economic histories of their topics.
The Sherman Lecture provides a forum for an outstanding junior scholar (untenured assistant professor or researcher) to offer his or her perspective on a selected topic. The Sherman Scholar will meet with undergraduate and graduate students, share his or her expertise with faculty members in history and related fields, and be available to the local media. The centerpiece of the scholarís visit will be the presentation of a major public address, which the university will subsequently publish. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of scholarly accomplishment, relevance of the proposed talk to the yearís theme, and evidence of ability in speaking before a diverse audience. The scholar will receive an honorarium of $5,000. The lectureship will take place on the UNCW campus October 13-16.
Applicants should provide a title and brief description of the lecture they propose to deliver. Please send a letter of interest, current c.v., the names and e-mail addresses of three references, and a recent scholarly publication to Dr. Taylor Fain, Department of History, UNC Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5957. We also welcome nominations that are accompanied by contact information. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2009. Finalists must be available for telephone interviews before May 31, 2009.
UNC Wilmington is an EEO/AA institution
W. Taylor Fain
Department of History
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 962-3305 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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