Monday, January 29, 2007

Call for Papers: Historical Society Conference on Migration, Diaspora, Ethnicity & Nationalism in History

Call for Papers
The Historical Society’s 2008 Conference
The relentless thrust of globalization and the unexpected termination of the Cold War have increased rather than reduced global tensions. These developments force us to reconsider some themes once thought to be exhausted. Migrations, the formation of Diaspora communities, and the resurgence of ethnicities, both old and new, have transformed nationalisms and conventional conceptions of the nation-state. The 2008 conference will consider the above themes.
With such considerations in mind, the Historical Society is pleased to announce that the organizing theme for 6th conference, scheduled for early June 2008, will be "Migration, Diaspora, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in History." The conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland. We envision a meeting in which historians across fields come together to deepen and enrich the state of knowledge about these vital concerns.

Franklin W. Knight will chair the 2008 conference program committee.
Please send 6 copies of your proposal—no more than 2 pages—accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae to:

2008 Conference
The Historical Society
656 Beacon Street, Mezzanine
Boston, MA 02215

Proposals will not be accepted via e-mail. The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2007.
Questions? Email us at or call (617) 358-0260. For the Historical Society website, including descriptions of past conferences, click here.