2011 James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities
“Communities, Kinship, and Culture: The Formation and Expression of Identities”
April 8-9, 2011, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
This interdisciplinary conference will explore the evolution of the identity, values, and culture of individuals or groups as they relate to particular segments of society. Scholars can gain new insight and understanding of the dynamic processes that contribute to the formation of identity through the analysis of material culture, domestic relationships, and power structures. Study of the formation and expression of identities informs our understanding of the development of larger social and cultural themes. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln History Graduate Students' Association’s sixth annual James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities seeks to explore these issues in an interdisciplinary manner and from a global perspective.
Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor of History at Harvard University, will deliver this year's keynote address. The address, entitled “Ink and Thread: An Object-Centered History of Nineteenth-Century Mormonism,” is based upon Dr. Ulrich's current research for her new book, A House Full of Females: Faith and Family in Nineteenth-Century Mormon Diaries. Dr. Ulrich has been honored with many awards for her scholarship, including the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Bancroft Prize in American History for her book, A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812. Dr. Ulrich also served as the 2009 President of the American Historical Association.
The HGSA invites paper proposals from graduate and advanced undergraduate students across all disciplines. Interdisciplinary approaches and topics within all areas of study are welcomed. Paper proposals should include a one-page abstract and one-page c.v. Full panel proposals will also be accepted. Panel proposals should include a one-page description of the panel itself, as well as one-page abstracts for each paper (maximum of four) and a current c.v. for each panel participant. Indicate any audio-visual needs required for presentations upon submission of proposals. All proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 1, 2011. Papers should be circulated to panel commentators by March 26. Awards will be given for the best undergraduate and graduate papers.
History Graduate Students' Association
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2011 Call for Papers
612 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
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