The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's History Graduate Students' Association welcomes proposals for the Eighth Annual James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities, "Public and Private Memory: Understanding a Collective Past.” The conference will be held at UNL’s City Campus on March 8 and 9, 2013. This interdisciplinary conference explores the many ways memories are created and expressed.
We invite all papers and panels covering modes of memory formation, creation, and demonstration. Papers may examine how events and people in the past have been remembered and memorialized or how memory functions in society. Whether literary, visual, historical, or based in social science, the research presented will represent a variety of disciplines and focus on private and/or public memory.
Eduardo Díaz, director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, will deliver the keynote address that explores Identity, Cultural Negotiation, and Inclusion in Cultural Institutions. Diaz is responsible for fulfilling the Center’s mission of fostering appreciation of Latino culture by sponsoring, developing and promoting Smithsonian exhibitions, collections, research and public programs, both in Washington and across the United States. Diaz is a 30-year veteran of arts administration. Previously, Díaz was the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC), the largest Latino cultural center in the United States. From 1989 to 1999, Díaz served as director of Cultural Affairs for the city of San Antonio. Díaz earned a law degree at the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies at San Diego State University.
We invite paper proposals from graduate and advanced undergraduate students across all disciplines. Paper proposals should include a one-paragraph, 250 word, abstract and one page C.V. Full panel proposals will also be considered. Panel proposals should include a one-paragraph description of the panel itself, as well as a one paragraph abstract for each paper and a current C.V. for each panel participant. Please 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 November 30, 2012.
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