Sunday, February 14, 2010

WESTERN SOCIETY FOR FRENCH HISTORY > CALL FOR PAPERS FOR 2010 CONFERENCE

WESTERN SOCIETY FOR FRENCH HISTORY
> CALL FOR PAPERS FOR 2010 CONFERENCE
>
>
> The Thirty-Eighth Annual WSFH conference will be held at the Hilton
> Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana, October 21-23, 2010, and will be
> hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The chair! of
the< br>local arrangements committee is Jordan Kellman
(kellman@louisiana. edu).
> Lafayette is in the heart of Acadiana, the oldest and last active native
> francophone community in the United States. A reception will be held on
> Friday, October 22 on the Campus of the University of Louisiana at
> Lafayette, and optional outings to the Atchafalaya Basin cypress swamp
> and local venues with Cajun cuisine and music will be organized.
>
> The program committee will make every effort to combine single papers
> into coherent panels, but we encourage individuals to organize complete
> panels composed of two or (preferably) three papers, with a chair and
> commentator. We can assist panel organizers to identify chairs and
> commentators.
>
> Panels may address any topic of interest to our scholarly community,
> but the program committee especially encourages panels that address
> issues and topics of signific ance to French history across a wide
> chronological span, from medieval to contemporary periods. We would
> also welcome panels that treat topics related to France and the
> Americas, in honor of the rich cultural heritage and history of the
> conference*s setting, and in the wake of the recent tragedy in Haiti.
>
> The WSFH encourages interdisciplinary scholarship and the participation
> of advanced graduate students by awarding prizes for outstanding papers
> presented at the conference in the following areas:
>
> * the best interdisciplinary paper;
> * the best paper presented by a graduate student on French history
> after 1800;
> * the best paper presented by a graduate student on the history of
> France and / or connections between France and the wider world before
> 1800.
>
> Please do not send proposals f! or paper s that have already been
> presented or that are scheduled for presentation at other conferences,
> or that have already been published. All conference participants must
> be WSFH members in good standing at the time of the conference.
>
> Please send proposals for panels or individual papers as MS-Word
> attachments to Diane Margolf, WSFH President and chair of the program
> committee (Diane.Margolf@ colostate. edu). Proposals should include the
> following items, integrated into one file: an abstract (no more than 1
> page) for each paper; a CV (no more than 1 page) for each presenter,
> including contact information; and the proposed chair*s and
> commentator* s name, affiliation, and email address.
>
> DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15 APRIL 2010
>
> For more information about the WSFH*s conferences, awards, and
> membership, please visit the WSFH web site at http://www.wsfh. org.
>

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