The History Graduate Student Association of Virginia Tech is pleased to announce a call for papers from graduate and distinguished undergraduate students for the 14th Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference to be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, from March 25-26, 2011. The interdisciplinary conference is intended to give young scholars the opportunity to present original research in a friendly yet scholarly atmosphere and to expand historical knowledge.
The two-day conference will begin on Friday, March 25, with a keynote address by Dr. Claudrena Harold, author of The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South. Dr. Harold will be visiting from University of Virginia, where she serves as an assistant professor in the Department of History and the African-American Studies Department . Her specialties are women’s history, colonial history, and cultural resource management.
Presenters are asked to submit a one-page abstract and brief curriculum vitae by January 10, 2011, to Stephen O’Hara at [email protected] . For more information about the schedule, speakers, and accommodations, please visit the conference website at http://www.history.vt.edu/hgsa_website/bertoti.
*Cash prizes will be awarded to the outstanding papers at the conference.