Hofstra University commemorates 75 years of higher education. 1935 was a year still in the throes of a global depression. The great democracy that had stunned the world with it's industrial magic was reeling under the weight of joblessness, frustration and confrontation, while across Europe the specter of a war was looming once again. And yet it was a year of new beginnings in our nation; a New Deal working to restore the economy, a cautious release from provincialism, advances in science and medicine, and a glimmer of hope in the struggle for a more just society.To better understand this momentous time in history and to appreciate its lessons for the present, we invite scholars from all disciplines to present papers exploring the reality and the promise of events, programs, personalities and culture, from the local to the global, in the year of our institution's birth.We welcome proposals for individual papers and organized sessions on a wide variety of topics. A complete list of suggested topics and guidelines for presentations can be found in the conference Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2010.
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