5th Annual James A. Rawley Graduate Student Conference in the Humanities
April 10, 2010
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln History Graduate Students' Association is proud to announce the fifth annual James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities.
The study of the humanities includes the role of all people, not just the famous and powerful, in the creation of historical events. Humanist scholars attempt to access the daily experiences of men and women from the past and their multifaceted contributions to the world around them. Encountering people from the past in their own time on their own terms, scholars seek to understand each individual as an important contributor to larger trends and patterns of societal change. Because these individuals leave records of their lives across a host of traditional and non-traditional sources, an interdisciplinary approach is often necessary to illuminate the past so that scholars can effectively evaluate it.
Dr. Brian DeLay, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California-Berkeley, will deliver the keynote address based on his award-winning monograph, War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War (Yale, 2008). His scholarship has earned him numerous academic honors and awards, including the W. Turrentine Jackson Prize, the Robert M. Utley Book Award, the Norris and Carol Hundly Best Book Award, and recognition as an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer.
The HGSA invites paper proposals from graduate and advanced undergraduate students across disciplines. Paper proposals should include a one-page abstract and one-page c.v. Full panel proposals will also be accepted. Panel proposals should include a one-page description of the panel itself, as well as one-page abstracts for each paper (maximum of four) and a current c.v. for each panel participant. Be sure to indicate any audio-visual needs required for presentations. All proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 1, 2010. Papers should be circulated to panel commentators by March 26. Awards will be given for the best undergraduate and graduate papers.
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