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The [American] South in the Age of Washington
Hattiesburg, MS, October 1999

Call for papers

The South in the Age of Washington, Oct. 28-30, 1999

University of Southern Mississippi

October 28 - 30, 1999

We seek proposals from young scholars (graduate students, independent
scholars, and postdoctoral scholars who have received their Ph.D.s within
the past 3 years) for papers to be delivered at "The South in the Age of
Washington" conference.   This event will be held at the University of
Southern Mississippi from Thursday, October 28 through Saturday, October 30,
1999, and is cosponsored by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.  As part
of the nation-wide commemoration of George Washington on the bicentennial
anniversary of his death, we will be using his life as a reference point for
examining larger issues in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century
South.  Themes the conference plans to address include the southern
frontier, religion, material culture, slavery and African American life,
Indian cultures and history, gender, political conflicts, and the emerging
variety of southern identities and cultural practices.  We seek to expand
the geographic and cultural definition of "the South" as broadly as
possible.  Papers from a variety of disciplines are sought.
	Invited presenters already on the program include Daniel Usner (Cornell
U.), Warren Hoftsra (Shenandoah U.), Wendell Garrett (Sotheby's), Theda
Perdue (U. of North Carolina), Kimberly Hanger (U. of Tulsa), Sylvia Frey
(Tulane), Peter Wood (Duke), Carla Mulford (Penn State), Don Higginbotham
(U. of North Carolina) and David Shields (the Citadel).  We are asking for
papers of about 30-35 minutes in length, and since this will be a public
symposium, we also request that papers be of scholarly interest but
accessible to a lay audience.  We will pay all travel expenses for
presenters added to this program.
	Send 1-2 pp. proposal and c.v. by March 1, 1999 to:

Dr. Tamara Harvey 		   or	Dr. Greg O'Brien
English Department			History Department
Box 5037				Box 5047
University of Southern Mississippi 	University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-5037		Hattiesburg, MS  39406-5047