The University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of History invites applications and nominations for the 2011 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture. This yearís topic is:
Legacies of Empire: Imperial Dissolution and the Making of the Modern World.
Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the legacies of the ancient and early modern empires, the end of the European colonial empires, the unmaking of the Soviet imperium, and challenges to the Pax Americana. Applicants are encouraged to explore the cultural, social, political, or economic histories of their topics. Submissions concerning all time periods and all geographic regions are welcome.
The Sherman Lecture, this year celebrating its tenth anniversary, provides a forum for an outstanding junior scholar (untenured assistant professor or researcher) to offer his or her perspective on a selected topic in international affairs. The Sherman Scholar will meet with undergraduate and graduate students, share his or her expertise with faculty members in history and related fields, and be available to the local media. The centerpiece of the scholarís visit will be the presentation of a major public address, which the university will subsequently publish. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of scholarly accomplishment, relevance of the proposed talk to the yearís theme, and evidence of ability in speaking before a diverse audience. The scholar will receive an honorarium of $5,000. The lectureship will take place on the UNCW campus October 18-21.
Applicants should provide a title and brief description of the lecture they propose to deliver. Please send a letter of interest, current c.v., the names and e-mail addresses of three references, and a recent scholarly publication to Dr. Taylor Fain, Department of History, UNC Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5957. We also welcome nominations that are accompanied by contact information. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2011. Finalists must be available for telephone interviews before May 31, 2011.
UNC Wilmington is an EEO/AA institution
W. Taylor Fain
Associate Professor of History
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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