CFP: Sonderegger Symposium - Anishinaabek: East, South, West, North - Deadline October 1, 2019

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Call for Papers
October 1, 2019
Michigan, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Native American History / Studies, Political History / Studies

On November 1, 2019, the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies and the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will be presenting the 18th annual Sonderegger Symposium. The Symposium is the largest and most prestigious academic conference dedicated to the study of the Upper Peninsula and the Upper Great Lakes region.

This year, the theme for the symposium will be, "Anishinaabek: East, South, West, North." This title is in reference to the First Nations of this region and the medicine wheel which represent not only the four directions, but many facets of traditional life. This symposium will offer presentations, round-table discussions and a keynote address. This interdisciplinary symposium will focus on many aspects of Anishinaabek life, both past and present, including traditions, faith, history, environment, foodways, economics, governance and many other potential subjects.

The Beaumier Center is seeking a wide range of interdisciplinary proposals dealing with the Anishinaabek people and the Upper Great Lakes region. Some travel expenses will be provided for scholars accepted from outside of the Upper Peninsula. Presentation should be 30-35 minutes in length, and allow for 5-10 minutes for questions. 

To make a proposal, please send the following to the address below:

1. Title for the proposal

2. An abstract of your presentation including information to be covered and expected outcomes (maximum 500 words).

3. You most recent curriculum vitae.

Send to:

Daniel Truckey

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

1401 Presque Isle Ave.

Marquette, MI  49855

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Contact Info: 

Daniel Truckey, Director, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, Northern Michigan University

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