The New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey State Archives, and the New Jersey State Museum invite proposals for research papers to be delivered at the New Jersey Forum on Saturday, November 17, 2012 (location TBD). Due to popular interest and the timing of the first announcement for the call for papers, which preceded the holidays, the Commission is extending the deadline to submit papers to February 29, 2012.
Held every other year, the New Jersey Forum provides an opportunity for college and university faculty, teachers, graduate students, independent scholars, museum professionals, historical society members, and all others with an interest in New Jersey studies to present new research to their peers. This interdisciplinary conference defines New Jersey studies broadly, covering not only traditional state history, but also archaeology, geography, fine and decorative arts, material culture, the humanities, literature, ethnic studies, the history of science and technology, labor and industry, public policy, religious history, and popular culture—all with special emphasis on new scholars and scholarship.
While the Commission considers and presents a range of papers to be presented at the Forum, for 2012 we would like to encourage submissions on the following subjects:
The War of 1812;
The Civil War and Reconstruction; and
Social history and trends in demographics.
If you would like to present a research paper email your proposal to Niquole.firstname.lastname@example.org at the New Jersey Historical Commission by February 29, 2012 to be reviewed by the Forum Advisory Committee.
This proposal MUST include:
1) the title of the paper
2) contact information (address, telephone, e-mail)
3) a one-paragraph bio that includes your current professional affiliation and how you would like to be listed in Forum promotional materials
4) an abstract of no more than 500 words
5) any audio-visual requirements for presenting your paper
Chief Programs Officer
New Jersey Historical Commission
225 West State Street, POB 305
Trenton, NJ 08625-0305
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