CFP "REVOLUTIONS! Past, Present, Future" October 9-11, 2014, UPenn and Villanova University

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Association for Graduate Liberal Studies Programs

The Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs 2014 Conference
October 9-11, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University

Revolutions! Past, Present, Future

Philadelphia has long been home to revolutionary thought. Its most famous son, Benjamin Franklin— inventor, scientist, newspaper mogul, diplomat, political philosopher, educational reformer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, statesman— is the embodiment of the myriad revolutions that continue to shape human history, especially in modern times.

For the 2014 AGLSP conference, we will explore the theme of REVOLUTIONS. Appropriately, the conference will take place here in Philadelphia, birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, at the University of Pennsylvania, the university that Franklin founded (in the spirit of educational reform) and the home of the ENIAC—the first computer that revolutionized the face of modern technology.

We invite papers that explore a wide range of viewpoints on the topic of Revolutions, including the following:

• Political
• Technological
• Economic
• Scientific
• Religious
• Cultural / Artistic
• Educational
• Social
• Sexual
• Present and future revolutions – what might be the next revolution?

We welcome papers from multiple disciplines, including history, literature, the social sciences, the arts, and science, but in the spirit of Liberal Studies, special consideration will be given to papers which combine the perspectives of various disciplines, and which engage academic but non-specialist audiences. Proposals that address the integration of this theme into Liberal Studies curricula and classes are also welcome. Consideration will also be given to complete panels.

Presentations should be 20 minutes long.

Please send a 1-2 page abstract to the conference organizers Marylu Hill ( and Chris Pastore ( by June 1, 2014.

Additional information about the conference can be found at