The Boston University American Political History Institute welcomes submissions for the third annual graduate student political history conference, "Beyond the Ballot:
Reconsidering Politics in American History." For this year’s conference,to take place Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2011, we seek to rethink the static “red vs. blue” perspective by reinterpreting the meaning of “political” through new methodologies and approaches. We ask panelists to examine how economics, religion, entertainment, sexuality, gender, morality, environment, race or ethnicity have influenced political issues, politicians or the electorate over the course of American history.
We welcome papers that investigate the relationship between cultural forms and domestic or international politics, political economy, elections and their impact on institutions, or how local politics highlight tensions that complicate traditional political narratives. This year's Keynote Speaker is Joseph Crespino from Emory University.
Individual paper proposals should be submitted in the form of 300-500 word abstracts by Friday, December 31, 2010. Please email paper proposals and a one-page C.V. to Seth Blumenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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