The George Washington Symposium, to be held at Mount Vernon on November 1-2, 2019, will focus on the founding of Virginia and the 400th anniversary of both representative government and the arrival of enslaved Africans in the colony. The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon will host a two-day scholarly symposium which will investigate a wide variety of topics associated with early Virginia, including colonization, Native Americans, slavery, the early Washington family, archaeology, and social and political history.
For our Emerging Scholars’ Panel, Mount Vernon invites graduate students as well as professionals active in their fields for no more than five years to propose a 20-minute presentation examining the early history of colonial Virginia before approximately 1660. Submit a 250-word abstract along with a CV by Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. through the link: https://www.mountvernon.org/library/library-events-programs/the-2019-george-washington-symposium/emerging-scholars-application/
Chosen speakers will be offered full symposium participation, travel, and lodging.
Director, Libary Programs