The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program and its partners seek proposal for it upcoming conference (July 28-31, 2010) in Topeka, KS. This year's conference theme is "Battleground for Freedom: The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier."
The conference will explore the Underground Railroad (UGRR)
in the west, with particular focus on its role as a component of the national struggle to allow Kansas to enter the Union—either as slave or fee. The Kansas 2010 conference committee welcomes proposals from a wide variety of academic, public, and community partners and researchers interested in UGRR history.
Proposals can be submitted for (1) panels up to three individuals and a moderator on a particular theme or topic or (2) individual 20 minute paper presentations. Conference applications can be completed and submitted online. For more information or to submit a proposal, please visit:
Deadline for receipt of proposals: March 15, 2010
All proposals should include:
- A complete mailing address, email, phone number and affiliations (if any) for each participant;
- A 500 word abstract for the complete session and 250 word abstract for individual submissions; and
- A 125 word biographical sketch for each participant.
Registration fee for presenters will be waived. Presenters are responsible for their own conference travel, lodging, transportation, and meals.
Accepted presenters can expect to receive notification by April 2, 2010.
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