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Race and Ethnicity in the Nineteenth Century
Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, March 8-10, 2007

Call for Papers

We invite submission of papers and panel proposals that explore all
aspects of race and ethnicity in the 19th century, from all disciplinary
and interdisciplinary perspectives. Topics might connect race and
ethnicity with social identity or social control; with land use, ecology,
city planning or industrialism; with emigration and immigration patterns;
with aesthetics or with the sciences; with gender and sexuality.  The
organizers encourage the broadest interpretation of the topic, and the
widest application to cultural phenomena.

The wealth of racial and ethnic history in Pennsylvania's Central
Susquehanna Valley will provide an excellent focal point for wide ranging
discussions.  Fergus Bordewich, author of Bound for Canaan: The
Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America (2005 Amistad),
will present the first public lecture; Malcolm Dick, author of Joseph
Priestley and Birmingham (Studley 2005), will present the second public
lecture on race, religion, and the legacy of Joseph Priestley. Karen James
of the PA Historical and Museum Commission will anchor a roundtable
discussion on research methods for recovering African American involvement
in the Underground Railroad. Local scholars will lead special tours of
Underground Railroad sites and 19th-century architecture, including
buildings of Joseph Priestley, Thomas Edison, and Eli Slifer.

Submit a one page abstract of a 20 minute paper, with author and title in
heading, and one page vita by Nov. 1, 2006.  Send materials or inquiries
to Drew Hubbell, Conference Organizer:  Registration,
transportation, and accommodation information available in the Fall:
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