Transatlantic Exploration in the Era of Humboldt
Date of Conference: October 1, 2009
The History Department, the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), and the Transatlantic History Student Organization (THSO) are pleased to sponsor the Tenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Transatlantic History. Since 2000, this symposium has become an excellent venue for the discussion of the interrelations between and among peoples of the Atlantic World.
Alexander von Humboldt (1769 –1859), German naturalist and explorer, is considered the first to describe the Americas in a modern scientific context. His explorations of Latin America and his visit to the United States in 1804 had profound economic, political, and social effects on the nations of the Atlantic Basin. Humboldt’s work greatly influenced the European perspective on viewing, exploring, and codifying the transatlantic world. In celebration of his achievements, and on the sesquicentennial anniversary of his death, we are soliciting papers related to transatlantic exploration, travel writing, and cartography in the era of Humboldt (late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- century).
Graduate students from history and other disciplines are invited to submit a three-hundred-word abstract and abbreviated curriculum vitæ by July 22, 2009. Please include your e-mail and mailing address to ensure that you can be reached during the summer of 2009. Authors of papers accepted for a twenty-minute presentation will be notified by August 15, 2009. Selected participants will be awarded a modest stipend to help offset travel expenses.
Please e-mail your abstract to both: Mylynka Kilgore at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Stanley Palmer at email@example.com.
We invite you to check out our website, including the topics of our past annual symposia at http://www.uta.edu/studentorgs/thso/
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