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CFP: U.S. in the World

The United States in the World/The World in the United States

2009 Conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Call for Papers The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) invites proposals for panels and individual papers at its annual conference, June 25-27, 2009, to be held at the Marriott Hotel in Falls Church, Virginia.

Although proposals for individual papers will be considered, proposals for complete or nearly complete panels are encouraged and will receive preference. In order to receive full consideration, proposals should be submitted no later than December 1st, 2008.

The Program Committee welcomes panels and paper proposals that deal with the history of United States' role in the world in the broadest sense. In order to complement SHAFR's signature and continuing strengths in diplomatic, strategic and foreign relations history, particularly for the post-1945 period, the Committee especially encourages proposals that deal with non-state actors and/or pre-1945 histories, as well as proposals that involve histories of gender and race, cultural history, religious history, environmental history, transnational history and histories of migration and borderlands.

The Committee also invites applications from scholars working in areas other than U. S. history, and panels that include work by such scholars. Finally, the Committee welcomes panels dealing with issues such as pedagogy and professionalization.

Panels can follow either of the following formats: (1) three or four papers, chair, and commentator or (2) a roundtable with a chair and participants. The committee also welcomes panels using innovative procedures, such as the circulation of papers prior to the conference to any interested conference attendees.

Panel submissions should total no more than three pages and must include the following information: 1) the name of each panelist as she/he would like it to appear on theprogram should the panel be accepted (please check the proper spelling of everyone's name) 2) each participant's institutional affiliation and status (graduatestudent, assistant professor, lecturer, professor, etc.); 3) the role of each panelist (presenter, chair, commentator, etc.); 4) contact information, including a working e-mail address and phone number for each participant. Each proposal should include a brief rationale, the title of each paper, and a short description of the work to be presented. Each panelist should include a brief bio. Please adhere to the limit of three pages. One member of each proposed session should be designated as the contact person.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged, but paper submissions will also be accepted. If submitting electronically, please send a copy of your application as a single Word or WordPerfect file attachment to Paul Kramer, program chair, at

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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