Call for Papers--7th Annual MadRush Undergraduate Research Conference

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Call for Papers
February 18, 2016
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Literature, Humanities, Area Studies, Digital Humanities, Social Sciences

Saturday, 19 March 2016 (900am-400pm)

James Madison University/Harrisonburg, VA

How to Apply—The 7th Annual MadRush Undergraduate Research Conference seeks undergraduate research or writing (both academic and creative), posters and websites in any Humanities or Social Science discipline.  Interested students should submit a 100-150 word email abstract of their project to no later than 5:00 PM Monday, February 15, 2016.  Abstracts should be Word files and should include author, academic major, institution, title of presentation.  We welcome submission of panel sessions on related paper topics.

Presentation Format—Students selected for the conference will be notified by email in early March.  Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length; there will be time for audience questions at the end of each conference session.  Presentations may include PowerPoint slides for visual support.  Presenters are responsible for expenses incurred in attending the conference.

Conference fees—$20 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

MadRush Best Paper Prizes

Students wishing to compete should send a complete copy of their papers to no later than Monday, February 29, 2016 to be considered for the prize.  First place--$100; 2nd place--$75; 3rd place--$50.  Winners will be announced at the end of the conference.

MadRush Undergraduate Research Journal

Students who submit copies of their papers for the Best Paper Prizes will also have their papers reviewed for publication in our digital undergraduate research journal  A group of faculty referees will select approximately eight papers for publication.


Contact Info: 

J. Chris Arndt
Professor of History
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters
MSC 2105, 54 Bluestone Drive
Harrison Hall 1102
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-3993 (office)
540-568-3330 (fax)

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