The Fourth Annual Texas A&M History conference, sponsored by the Sigma Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and the Texas A&M History Graduate Student Organization, will take place on the Texas A&M University-College Station campus on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23, 2013. This two-day conference will feature panels for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research to an audience of peers and subject experts. On Friday evening, Dr. John B. Boles—the William P. Hobby Professor of History at Rice University—will deliver the keynote address. On Saturday, Peter Filene, professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will speak on history and pedagogy during a luncheon for conference participants.
The theme for this year’s conference is “People, Places, and Cultures,” and we welcome proposals from all areas of the humanities and social sciences as well as all subfields of history. Presenters need not be members of Phi Alpha Theta to participate. Round table discussions on topics of interest to graduate and undergraduate students will be a new addition to this year’s conference.
Undergraduate and Graduate students who are interested in presenting are asked to submit a 250 word (maximum) abstract and curriculum vitae by Monday, December 3, 2012. Any Ph.D. students interested in serving as commentators for undergraduate panels in their respective specialty fields should submit a one-page CV by January 14, 2013. Notification of acceptance will occur by January 4, 2013 and accepted applicants will have until February 4, 2013 to submit completed papers (not to exceed ten pages). All submissions and correspondence should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to prizes for the best overall Ph.D., M.A., and undergraduate papers, a panel of judges will select papers in several subfields to receive awards in recognition of excellence. For more conference details, please visit: http://history.tamu.edu
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