Monday, August 13, 2012

Work On! U.S. & international history

(Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora)

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are invited to submit proposals to present at a conference entitled Refiguring the 1970s: New Narratives in U.S. and International History, to be held at the University of Chicago on April 26–27, 2013.
Presenters will be paired with professors known for their own scholarship on the 1970s, among them IntLawGrrls contributor Mary Dudziak.  Mary's Legal History Blog posting of the full call for submissions is here; here's an excerpt:
'Rather than view U.S. and international history as two isolated fields,this conference will explore interrelated and overlapping themes. The 1970s saw the rise of formal equality in equal rights movements for women, gays, people of color, the disabled, and even animals; the decade brought both the end of formal empire throughout the globe and the rise of human rights as a transnational politics and ideology. At the same time, market values and individualism worked to supplant more collective visions of society— what was once “public” gradually became the proper purview of the “private”— engendering the rise of neoliberal free-market economics and the dismantling of the welfare state. How do we explain the tension at the heart of these seemingly contradictory trends? And how might a conference that explores the intersection of U.S. and international history shed light on these developments?'
Deadline for submission of  PDFs of a single-page proposal and a single-page CV, to gradschoolconference@uchicago.edu (also the address for e-mailing any inquiries about the conference), is November 1, 2012.

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