Call for Papers for the Society for Civil War Historians Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS:

The Society of Civil War Historians will host a conference from June 14 through 16, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.  The SCWH welcomes panel proposals or individual papers on the Civil War era, broadly defined.  The goal of the conference is to promote the integration of social, military, political, and other forms of history on the Civil War era among historians, graduate students, and public historians.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is September 15, 2011. Proposals should include a title and abstract for the papers (approximately 250-300 words) and a short curriculum vitae of participants. Panel submissions should have an overall title and statement about the thrust of the session.

Proposals should be submitted as one PDF sent electronically to RichardsCenter@psu.edu.  For information, see the Society’s website:  http://scwh.la.psu.edu or contact the Richards Center at (814) 863-0151.  Final decisions on panels will be made at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Baltimore.

Author’s Note: If you are not already a member, please consider joining, which you can do by clicking here.

Fun last few days

From Wednesday, October 13 to Saturday, October 16, we hosted the Northern Great Plains History Conference in Grand Forks, ND. There were a number of great papers and panels on a wide variety of topics, including the Civil War. Yours truly presented a paper on the social transition in Illinois Civil War camps of instruction, and there were papers on Civil War chaplains as well. I was also able to meet several fine graduate students all doing great things at several far-flung programs from CUNY to TCU, to even New Brunswick. It was a small world as one student, Keith Altavilla, who studies the Civil War at Texas Christian University under Dr. Steven Woodworth (who I would have worked under had I gone there). It was a great amount of fun to host the conference and meet so many great scholars. I look forward to keeping in touch with those who I met.

The end of semester is near

Hey everyone, sorry I have not posted for a few days, but I am quite busy finishing up assignments for classes and they take more precedence than posting to the blog. Rest assured, I plan to have something more substantive up next week, if not sooner, but right now, I need to get back to work.