We are pleased to invite papers for the Rothermere American Institute's annual postgraduate history conference, to be held in Oxford (U.K.) on 17th May 2011. The conference - 'Building An American Empire, 1783 - 1861' - will bring together young scholars working on the history of the early republic to examine the development and contested projection of American power between the Revolution and the Civil War. The programme committee hope, in particular, to expand the notion of who constitutes a political or diplomatic actor in shaping the American imperial project during the first decades of the republic.
Submissions are encouraged for individual papers from postgraduate scholars and early-career academics working on political and institutional history, social history, the history of gender and race, western and borderlands history, Native American history, diplomatic and global history, and the history of international relations.
In order to give all submissions due consideration, proposals of no more than 300 words should be submitted by 14th January 2011. Submissions should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be informed whether or not their paper has been accepted by 11th February 2011.
The conference fee is £10, and the organisers anticipate that funds will be available to subsidise travel for postgraduate speakers. If you are interested in submitting a paper to the conference, or would like to register your interest in attending, we look forward to hearing from you.
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