CALL FOR PAPERS
The 56th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference
Embassy Suites Downtown/Old Market
March 7-9, 2013
LIFE MUST BE LIVED AS PLAY:
Competition, Sport & Leisure in Human History
Friday Luncheon Keynote Address:
“The Olympics: Ancient & Modern”
W. Lindsay Adams
Dept. of History, University of Utah
President, Association of Ancient Historians
Paper and panel proposals IN ALL AREAS of history are welcome. These areas include ancient history, European history, Asian history, history of the Americas, African history, women’s history, political history, social and cultural history, military history, religious history, etc.
We especially encourage papers related to the theme, but please note this is not limited to formal sports competitions or the Olympics. Leisure activities would involve children’s games, hunting, etc. Also, non-Western history is especially solicited. Pre-Columbian American civilizations, for instance, had a long, strong history of ball sports.
Proposals consisting of an explanatory abstract and a one-page vita should be sent to:
Dr. Jeanne Reames,
MVHC Program Chair
Department of History
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68182-0213
Or by email: email@example.com
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
Email (at address above) for questions OR if you would like to chair or comment on a session.
The conference website is http://www.unomaha.edu/mvhc/index.php
The main MVHC accepts papers on ANY historical topic, but the conference also serves as host to sub-conferences on specific topics. The Society for Military History hosts several panels and proposals for papers on military topics should be sent directly to Mr. George Eaton, Command Historian, AMSAS-HI, US Army Sustainment Command, 1 Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL 61299-6500, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The MVHC does accept proposals for papers by students, and there are awards for best graduate and undergraduate papers with cash prizes offered by the MVHC, the Society for Military History, and (for its members) the Phi Alpha Theta honor society.
If you are an undergraduate, in addition to an abstract and your vita, please include a letter of recommendation from the professor for whom the paper was originally written. If this is not possible, a letter from another professor familiar with the paper will be perfectly acceptable.