University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)
College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)
February 20 and 21, 2014
Theme: “Constructing the World”
The CLAGS committee of the University of Nevada, Reno is pleased to invite graduate students to propose a conference paper, symposium panel, thematic workshop/roundtable, artwork, music performance, or documentary film that considers the theme of Constructing the World.
How do individuals and groups invent, negotiate, respond, and interact with aesthetics, culture, economics, personal relationships, politics, society, the built environment, and the physical world? What roles do written, oral, and visual languages play in the construction of knowledge? How do we represent our worldviews? How do power relations and interpersonal connections affect the construction of aesthetic, cultural, economic, personal, political, and social knowledge? In what ways does the physical location affect how groups and individuals construct their understanding of the world? How do we utilize, challenge, and rework these constructions?
CLAGS is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference designed to increase dialogue and knowledge across the liberal arts and beyond. The CLAGS committee structures panels that explicitly draw on a diverse group of scholars who hail from different fields and institutions. Our main goals are to broaden academic research, encourage interdisciplinary conversations, and develop professional relationships. CLAGS offers participants the opportunity to explore the benefits, challenges, and limitations of crossing academic boundaries.
We encourage submissions from, but not restricted to, following academic disciplines:
Child and Adolescent Development
Foreign Languages & Literatures
Film, Television, & Digital Media
Library and Information Science
Marriage and Family Therapy
Public Administration and Policy
Urban and Regional Planning
We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will contribute to the theme, Constructing the World. Please submit proposals by email to email@example.com.
Put “CLAGS Submission” in the subject line.
All proposals must include two attachments:
1. A Title Page with
The full name(s) of author(s)
• Department and University for all authors
• Email Addresses for all authors
The Title of the Proposal
Presentation Format (Artwork, Conference Paper,
Documentary Film, Musical Performance, Symposium
Panel, or Workshop/Roundtables)
A bio which should not exceed 50 words for each
2. An Abstract with a Title
For Artwork, Musical Performances, or Documentary Films, submit a 250-word abstract with a title and an image, music file, film clip, or an internet link.
For Conference Papers, submit a 250-word abstract with a title.
For Symposium Panels, submit a 400-word abstract with a title. Panels are limited to a maximum of four presenters. All panels must include at least two academic disciplines and one UNR graduate student. The CLAGS selection committee can help place an appropriate UNR graduate student and commentator for the panel.
For Workshops/Roundtables, submit a 400-word abstract with a title. Workshops/Roundtables are limited to a maximum of four presenters.
The deadline for all proposals is November 30, 2013.
The early submission period ends October 30, 2013.
The CLAGS selection committee will give preference to those papers received during the early submission period. Successful applicants will be notified by January 10, 2014.
Any questions, concerns, or issues about the content of proposals, policies, and presentations should be directed to Paul Boone (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Reno/Tahoe!
Paul Boone, CLAGS chair
Department of History/MSS 110
University of Nevada, Reno
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