Call for Papers: The Turbulent Twenties: A Centennial Exploration of America in a Changing World

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Call for Papers
November 6, 2020
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Call for Papers for a Conference on America in the 1920s: "The Turbulent Twenties: A Centennial Exploration of America in a Changing World": we invite proposals for either 3-paper panels or an individual 20-minute research presentation (that is, a roughly 10-page paper) from established and emerging scholars, as well as from graduate and advanced undergraduate students. These proposals may come from diverse disciplines, as well as those that take an interdisciplinary perspective. We plan to publish selected conference papers digitally. For more information about the conference, visit via Firefox or Safari.) You may also follow us on Facebook @CSUB Public History Institute. 

Papers on any topic about 1920s America will be considered; the following may be of particular interest: women’s suffrage, Prohibition, motor vehicles, aviation, the KKK, agriculture, oil, the Red Scare, art and music, immigration, labor, foreign policy.

The conference will include a keynote address by Professor Natalia Molina of the University of Southern California, based on her book How Race is Made in America (UC Press, 2014). This event will double as a CSUB History Department History Forum presentation.


Please email abstracts of roughly 200 words, along with a one-page c.v., to Prof. Miriam Raub Vivian at by Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Full paper submissions will be due to panel chairs via email by Monday, Oct. 26.


*Please register for the conference online by Friday, October 16: There is no conference charge, but if you would like to join us for a no-host, prix fixe dinner at Noriega’s Basque restaurant following the conference, it is $25 (plus tip), payable individually at the restaurant—and you must reserve your spot ahead of time on the online registration form.

Contact Info: 

Miriam Raub Vivian

CSU Bakersfield History Department

(661) 654-2230

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