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Indiana Association of Historians
33rd Annual Meeting
Hosted by the University of Indianapolis
March 2, 2013
“Dreams of Freedom”

The year 2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” Dreams of freedom, their contested nature, and the often-ironic ways in which groups and individuals see them realized or find that they fail to come true continue to fascinate historians of the United States and the world. In keeping with this vital historical theme, the Indiana Association of Historians invites paper and panel proposals for its 33rd annual meeting to be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Caroline E. Janney, Associate Professor of History, Purdue University, will give the keynote address. 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

September 14th, 2012 | Category: Announcements, Annual Meetings |