33rd Annual Meeting

“Emancipation and Freedom:  How Civil War Veterans Remembered Slavery”

Through her research and writing on the topic of emancipation and its place in the construction of the cultural memory of the American Civil War, Professor Janney offers exciting insights into the complex ways in which people have envisioned freedom.

While papers and panels from all fields and related to all topics of history are welcomed, the program committee is particularly interested in those proposals related to freedom, broadly defined. Topics related to the theme might include: ideas and definitions of freedom; the struggle for freedom; how people gained or lost freedom; how societies expanded and limited freedom; and the tensions between dreams of freedom and the context of time and place.

The program committee encourages paper and panel proposals from scholars in non-U.S. fields, graduate students, and related to K-12 history education, and public history.   Conference papers (approximately 10 pages/2500 words) may be drawn from original research, the synthesis of scholarship, or participant experience. Session panels will consist of two or three papers with comments.

To submit a proposal for a paper and/or session, send via e-mail a one-page proposal for each presentation and a one-page c.v. Panel proposals should include a one-page proposal, which specifies the topic each participant will discuss, and a one-page c.v. per participant.  The deadline for proposals is December 10, 2012. Any questions and all proposals should be submitted via e-mail to the Program Committee Chair:

A. James Fuller,  Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

University of Indianapolis

E-mail:  afuller@uindy.edu