Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Reminder: GHI Conference Proposal Deadline

Just a reminder that the deadline for proposals for "Immigration and Entrepreneurship: An Interdisciplinary Conference," cosponsored by the Center for the History of New America (University of Maryland), the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (University of Maryland), and the German Historical Institute (Washington, D.C.) is September 15, 2011. Conveners are David B. Sicilia and David F. Barbe, University of Maryland, College Park, and Hartmut Berghoff, German Historical Institute and University of Göttingen. The conference will consider "how immigrants have shaped the American economy in the past and how immigration policy reform in 1965 has fostered the transformation of business and economic life in the United States. How have newcomers shaped and in turn been shaped by American economic life?"
   The original call for papers was posted here in May; full information may be found on the German Historical Institute website. Interested applicants need to submit a 200-word abstract and a short c.v. to immigrant-ent@umd.edu.
   The conference will take place in College Park, MD, and Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2012. Presenters will be given accommodations and a travel stipend. Selected conference presenters will be invited to publish their work in an edited scholarly volume of essays that will grow out of the conference.