UPDATE: Sociology (5/15/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)
Call for Papers
Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Event and Academic Conference
July 6-8, 2007
Kansas City, MO
Submission deadline extended to May 15, 2007
We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to sociology and its representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
Studies in sociology appear in nearly all of Heinlein's novels and short stories, where he explored social conditions in the 20th century and theorized about what human society would be like in the near and far future. All topics related to sociology are welcome.
The Robert A. Heinlein Centennial wil be held July 6-8, 2007, in Kansas City , Missouri . Honored guests include Buzz Aldrin, author Spider Robinson, X Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis, most recently named Grand Master of Science Fiction James Gunn, and Sir Arthur C. Clarke, addressing the Gala via video.
The Centennial will include an academic conference, called the Centennial Academic Summit, which will contain an entire track dedicated to sociology. Participants will have various opportunities to publish their work following the conference.
Please submit a 250-word abstract for a paper, roundtable discussion, or lecture to Lisa D'Amico, chairperson of the Academic Summit, at lisa.edmonds [at] heinleincentennial [dotcom]. The deadline for abstract submission will be May 15, 2007.
For more information on the Centennial events and registration, please visit www.heinleincentennial.com.
For more information about getting involved with Robert A. Heinlein studies in general and publication opportunities, visit www.rahstudies.org and www.heinleinsociety.org.
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Received on Sun Apr 22 2007 - 14:50:36 EDT