The University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of History invites applications and nominations for the 2013 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture.
This yearís topic is:
Peacemaking and Reconciliation in Global History.
Proposals should address, but are not limited to, the history of successful or unsuccessful peacemaking and its relationship to reconciliation. Particular consideration will be given to proposals that engage with the international dimensions of conflict resolution.
Applicants may explore the social, economic, political, diplomatic, or cultural histories of their topics. Submissions concerning all time periods and all geographic regions are welcome.
The Sherman Lecture provides a forum for an outstanding junior scholar (untenured assistant professor or researcher) to offer his or her perspective on a selected topic in international affairs. The Sherman Scholar will meet with undergraduate and graduate students, share his or her expertise with faculty members in history and related fields, and be available to the local media. The centerpiece of the scholarís visit will be the presentation of a major public address, which the university will subsequently publish.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of scholarly accomplishment, relevance of the proposed talk to the yearís theme, and evidence of ability in speaking before a diverse audience. The scholar will receive an honorarium of $5,000. The lectureship will take place on the UNCW campus October 15-19, 2013.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest with the title and brief description of the lecture they propose to deliver, current c.v., the names and email addresses of three references, and a recent scholarly publication. Materials should be sent as hard copy to Prof. Jarrod Tanny, UNCW Department of History, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403. We also welcome nominations that are accompanied by contact information.
The deadline for submission is March 31, 2013. Finalists must be available for telephone interviews before May 31, 2013.
Information regarding the Seriesí history and objectives can be found at http://uncw.edu/sherman/
Jarrod Tanny, PhD
Assistant Professor and Block Distinguished Fellow in Jewish History
Department of History, University of North Carolina Wilmington
254 Morton Hall
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