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The National Coalition of Independent Scholars will hold its 2008 Biennial
Conference from October 24-26, 2008, at the Graduate Theological Union in
Berkeley, California. We welcome participation by all scholars whose
research is not supported by employment in an academic or research
institution; this includes adjunct faculty and graduate students.
Presenters need not be members of NCIS.
The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers, formal
sessions, and short panel discussions for either the practical track, on
independent scholarship itself; or the scholarly track, focusing on
presentersâ€™ individual research and findings.
Proposals should consist of an abstract of not more than 250 words; a brief
scholarly biography (50-100 words) including degrees, scholarly fields and
no more than two publications; any audio-visual requirements; and full
contact information. Proposals must be submitted as an email attachment
(Word only) no later than 12:00 a.m., April 1, 2008, to Kendra Leonard,
Program Chair, at caennen_at_gmail.com. Please use your last name as the
document title, as in Smith.doc. As in the past, only one submission per
author will be considered. If you are interested in serving as a session
chair, please indicate this in your submission.
Individual paper presentations are limited to no more twenty minutes to
allow for ten minutes of discussion following the presentation. Formal
sessions of three related papers may be submitted together for
consideration as a whole; please submit the proposals for all three papers
together in one email along with a rationale explaining the importance of
the topic and the grouping of papers. Proposals for one-hour informal
sessions, including discussions on work in progress; consideration of on a
particular theme in independent scholarship; or interest group discussions
within a particular area or discipline may also be submitted under the
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