Monday, January 18, 2010

The Historical Society’s 2010 Conference: "Historical Inquiry in the New Century" - Jan 31 Deadline for Proposals

Randall Stephens

Here's another reminder about the Historical Society's 2010 Conference, "Historical Inquiry in the New Century" (June 3-5, 2010, George Washington University, Washington, DC). Distinguished American historian and former president of the Historical Society Eric Arnesen is the program chair.

The January 31 deadline for conference proposals is fast approaching. Panels and presenters will address a wide range of questions and issues, including, but certainly not limited to, the following:

Where do particular fields now stand?

What are the truly “big questions” historians face, and are we adequately grappling with them?

How do we think historical inquiry will change in the 21st century?

Do certain fields remain peripheral to the larger historical enterprise? If so, how would their integration change the writing and practice of history?

How should historians reach the larger public? Should academic historians write for a larger audience?

In light of recent discussions about the crisis/decline of the humanities, how will the discipline of history fare in the coming years?

We particularly encourage panel proposals, though individual paper proposals are, of course, welcome as well.

Please submit proposals (abstract and a brief CV) to by January 31, 2010.

On-line early registration and hotel information is now posted here.

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