The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction [FEEGI] invites paper proposals for its next biennial conference to be held at the University of Minnesota on April 20-21, 2012. The conference is being held in cooperation with the Center for Early Modern History, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the James Ford Bell Library, which will be holding an exhibit on ‘Encounters in the Pacific Rim.’ FEEGI is interested in papers that explore Early Modern interactions from a variety of perspectives in an attempt to expand our understanding of the global consequences of European expansion in the early modern world. Thus, we are interested in creative approaches to understanding these interactions and their consequences and, in cooperation with the Bell’s exhibit, are especially interested in papers on the Pacific Rim.
As our conference utilizes plenary sessions, we prefer individual paper proposals but panels may also be submitted for consideration; panels may be re-organized to fit a larger program organized thematically in order to encourage comparative thinking outside the bounds of regional histories.
FEEGI hopes to provide some financial support to graduate students who are on the program.
Proposals should include paper title, 250-300 word abstract, and the name, affiliation, and contact information of the presenter, along with a 2-page CV. Panel proposals should include this information for all participants, plus a 250-word rationale for the full panel and the name and contact information for the panel coordinator compiled in a single document.
Please send proposals for individual papers or full panels as email attachments (Word.doc or pdf) by 4 November 2011.
For questions, comments, & submissions, contact
Ty M. Reese, History Department, University of North Dakota
This CFP and additional information are available at the FEEGI website: http://feegi.org/conference2012.htm
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