"Don't Fence Me In: Frontierism and the American West"

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 30, 2016 to October 1, 2016
Location: 
Nevada, United States
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Geography, Local History, Native American History / Studies, Rural History / Studies

The Nevada Historical Society invites abstracts for their conference:  "Don't Fence Me In:  Frontierism and the American West."  This year's theme includes topics such as:  geography, western history, mining, people and politics, communities, and Native Americans.  We invite and encourage papers related to any aspect of Nevada history, the Great Basin, or the West.  In addition, a poster session will be held on Saturday, focusing on any of the above topics.  Please submit a 250 word abstract and a brief biography to Sheryln Hayes-Zorn, Acting Director of the Nevada Historical Society at shayeszorn@nevadaculture.org with the subject line "NHS Conference 2016" along with your mailing address, phone number and email address NO LATER THAN July 1, 2016.  A committee will review proposals and will notify participants by August 1, 2016.  For those interested in the poster session, please submit your topic and a brief biography to the same contact person by the same deadline as noted above.  Poster sizes may NOT exceed 40"x36" and will be showcased for the duration of the conference with an organized presentation session scheduled for Saturday. PLEASE NOTE:  outstanding paper presentations will be considered for inclusion in the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.   Please go to http://museums.nevadaculture.org/nhs-home, then scroll down to and click on "News and Events:  Nevada Historical Society History Conference, 2016."

Contact Info: 

Sheryln Hayes-Zorn, Acting Director of the Nevada Historical Society, 775,688-1190, 1650 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89503

Diana L. Ahmad, Curators' Teaching Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 573-341-4817, 500 W. 14th Street, 124 Humanities-Social Sciences Building, Rolla, MO 65409