2020 Call for Papers
Constitutionalism & the American Presidency
63rd Annual Missouri Valley History Conference
March 12-14, 2020, University of Nebraska Omaha Scott Campus, Aksarben Village
Please join us as we launch a new era in the history of the Missouri Valley History Conference!
In 2020, we are proud to bring the conference to our beautiful metropolitan campus. We will use the facilities and resources of Mammel Hall on our Scott Campus for conference events and sessions, while enjoying the abundant hotel, restaurant, and entertainment opportunities in the adjacent Aksarben Village district.
The topical theme for the 2020 conference is “Constitutionalism & the American Presidency.” As the November 2020 presidential election looms, we encourage the submission of papers and panels that are related to the broad fields of constitutional and presidential history. As always, however, proposals for papers and panels on topics related to all time periods and all historical subfields are welcome.
The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2019.
We especially invite the submission of proposals for fully organized panels on a particular theme or topic. All proposals—whether for individual papers or panels—should be digitally submitted to Dr. Mark R. Scherer, 2020 MVHC Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, on or before the deadline indicated above. Proposals should include:
For individual papers, transmit the following items as ONE file attachment:
- Name, affiliation, and contact information, including email and phone number
- Short CV
- Brief abstract (no more than 300 words)
For panel submissions (papers or round table colloquia), transmit the following items as ONE file attachment:
- Name, affiliation, and contact information for each panel participant, designating one panelist as the organizer and chair
- Short CV for each panel participant
- Brief abstract (no more than 300 words) for each panelist’s paper
- Brief “panel” abstract describing the panel’s scope (no more than 500 words)
The 2020 MVHC continues its partnership with Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) and the Society for Military History (SMH). For further information on registration, paper proposals, and programming for the Phi Alpha Theta Nebraska Regional, please contact Dr. David Vail (email@example.com) or visit the Department of History at the University of Nebraska at Kearney's website.
Most MVHC sessions concerning military topics will be hosted by the SMH. Proposals for papers and panels most directly related to military history should be submitted to George Eaton, Regional Director of the Society for Military History, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MVHC and PAT award prizes for best undergraduate and graduate student papers. SMH and the First Division Museum sponsor prizes for the best student papers in military history. Eligibility for student awards requires conference registration and presentation.
View and download the PDF of this call for papers.
Lodging for the Conference
Official lodging and block rates for the MVHC will be provided by the Marriott Courtyard and Marriott Residence Inn, both located just a short walk from Mammel Hall. We are confident that our new venues will provide a host of conveniences, savings, and benefits to conference participants.
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