New England and the World (Deadline Extended)
The American and New England Studies Program at Boston University is pleased to announce its 2014 graduate student conference: "New England and the World." We invite submissions that consider New England's place in national and international contexts. Proposals should reflect New England's role as 'the Hub' and the ways that the region has been and remains a vital center for activity. We seek papers that follow an interdisciplinary framework through literature, film, architecture, history, visual culture, archeology, ethnic studies, and other disciplines.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• New England as an influential center for thought in the 19th century and its implications
• New England's intersections with popular culture (e.g. sports, film, foodways)
• Historical and current capitalism in New England
• New England architecture and landscape (in its local, national, or global context)
• Historical and current environmentalism in New England
• The role of print and print culture in New England
• The role of material culture in New England
• War and New England
• Immigration and urban history in New England
• New England and slavery and the slave trade
The Graduate Student Association of the American and New England Studies Program at Boston University is committed to collaborative scholarship and encourages graduate students in all fields with interdisciplinary interests to submit proposals for twenty-minute presentations. A successful proposal will identify its sources and methodology and will be analytic rather than descriptive.
The conference will be held on October 24-25, 2014 on Boston University's Charles River Campus.
Submit abstracts of no more than 250 words and a CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is May 30, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline.
This event is sponsored by the Graduate Student Association of the American and New England Studies Program, the American and New England Studies Program at Boston University, and the Boston University Center for the Humanities.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Dolores Hayden, Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, & American Studies, Yale University
Date: October 24-25, 2014
Location: Boston, MA