Announcement re: Panel Participation at IFPH Conference (deadline approaching)

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Call for Papers
February 15, 2018
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Anthropology, Historic Preservation, Oral History, Public History


My name is Megan Cullen Tewell and I am currently a PhD candidate in the Public History program at North Carolina State University. A colleague and I are interested in preparing a session on prisons and public history for the International Federation for Public History taking place in São Paulo, Brazil in August 2018. My work focuses on prison tourism in the United States, including the "musemification" of, and interpretation at, former sites of incarceration (namely, state and federal prisons). The other potential panelist examines "representations of poverty and punishment in British prison museums." We are seeking an additional participant with complementary or related interests in prisons and public history. 

For additional information, a link to the IFPH Call for Proposals can be found here:

The guidelines state: "session proposals (3 to 4 papers, 15 minutes each) are welcome and must be submitted in English... Session proposals should include a general abstract for the session, the name and contact information of the session’s coordinator, abstracts for all individual papers, and names and contact information of all paper presenters. Session and paper abstracts should have a maximum of 1000 characters of 150 words."

The deadline for all proposals is February 15, 2018, so timely responses are appreciated. 

If interested, please feel free to reach out using the contact information provided. 

Thank you for your time and consideration. 


Megan Cullen Tewell

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Megan Cullen Tewell

North Carolina State University 


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