The Future of Civil War History: New Methods and Frameworks for Understanding
March 30-31, 2012
Drew University in Madison, New Jersey
The History and Culture Program at the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University, is pleased to announce a two-day conference exploring the present state and future potential of Civil War and Reconstruction-era studies.
Possible topics include digital humanities and Civil War study, digitization initiatives, transnational perspectives, memory and contemporary American culture, pedagogy and the contemporary Civil War classroom, emerging trends in the public history of the war, borderlands and peripheries, challenging existing narratives and interpretations, the war in the context of contemporary conflict studies and domestic security concerns, leadership studies, science and technology, civilian involvement, medicine, food, environment, manufacturing, and infrastructure, and new perspectives on gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, and the role of the state. The conference aims to engage multiple disciplinary perspectives including history, African American studies, American Studies, literary studies, archival and digital studies, archeology and anthropology, museum studies, political science and more.
Graduate students, faculty, educators, and public scholars interested in proposing single presentations or whole panels should send a 250-word abstract (for panels: each paper and the panel as a whole) and a separate 2-page CV in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than August 15, 2011.
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