The Department of History at California State University Northridge seeks submissions for the Seventh Annual Whitsett Graduate Seminar, to be held on MARCH 22, 2012. The Whitsett Graduate Seminar in California History will showcase the strongest graduate work in a one-day seminar moderated by top scholars in fields related to California History. We seek submissions from graduate students at any stage of completion of the doctorate (including MA students) and those with PhDs still seeking full-time employment. The best papers will receive special consideration for publication in California History, the quarterly journal of the California Historical Society, and Southern California Quarterly, the journal of the Historical Society of Southern California.
This year’s seminar will culminate with the Whitsett Lecture, delivered this year by Professor Brian Delay of UC Berkeley. Delay will discuss his current research for a book-length study on "Shoot the State: The Arms Trade and the Re-creation of the Americas, 1750-1900." Delay is the author of War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008) which received a number of prizes including the W. Turrentine Jackson Prize for best first book and the Robert M. Utley Book Award from the Western History Association; the Bryce Wood Book Award for the outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in English from the Latin American Studies Association; the James Broussard Best First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic; and the Norris and Carol Hundley Best Book Award from the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association.
Applicants should email, by FEBRUARY 9, 2012, an Abstract (300 words) and CV to Dr. Josh Sides at: email@example.com
Dr. Josh Sides, Whitsett Chair of California History
Director, Center for Southern California Studies
California State University, Northridge Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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