Taking the Fulbright Program as a point of departure, this conference aims at covering several fields related to academic exchange and cultural diplomacy, such as the impact of cultural diplomacy on the relations between the U.S. and Austria (and other cooperating countries); the processes of the internationalization of academic practices and the role of American scholars and American Studies therein; the relationships between academia and politics during the Cold War and thereafter; and the tacit and explicit economic and political agendas and expectations related to cultural exchange.
The conference programming committee is seeking contributions that cover a wide range of topics related to the fields of academic exchange, cultural diplomacy, and the internationalization of the academy, and it solicits abstracts from scholars and graduate students working in the fields of cultural diplomacy; diplomatic history; American Studies; intellectual history; the history and political implications of methodological innovation in the social sciences and the humanities; and related topics associated with transatlantic academic and cultural relations, exchanges, and mobility.
Date: Thursday and Friday, November 18-19, 2010 under the auspices of International Education Week
Venue: Amerika Haus, Friedrich Schmidt Platz 2, 1010 Vienna
Format: Keynote (tba) and panels
Deadline for the submission of abstracts is May 1, 2010. Abstracts should include a short description of the proposed presentation (400 words), and a curriculum vitae including recent publications.
Conference languages: English and German
Abstracts should be sent to Dr. Thomas König at email@example.com. Individuals submitting abstracts will be informed about the status of their proposals by June 1, 2010.
Participants invited to present will be required to submit papers for distribution among panel participants and chairs by October 1, 2010. The length of the conference presentations will be dictated by the panel format and number of individuals on individual panels.
For further information or details, please contact Thomas König at firstname.lastname@example.org
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