Wednesday, December 27, 2017

CFP: 2018 Appalachian Spring Economic History Conference

The 13th annual "Appalachian Spring" Conference in World History and Economics will take place on April 14-15, 2018, on Appalachian State University’s campus in Boone, North Carolina. This conference is an interdisciplinary meeting aimed at bringing together scholars from Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) and scholars from other universities in North Carolina, the surrounding states, and abroad. This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Stephen Broadberry, Professor of Economic History and Research Fellow of Nuffield College at Oxford University. The conference will also feature several panels with scholarly papers, divided among different topical themes, including an undergraduate/graduate panel. This year’s theme will be "Convergence and Divergence in World History."
      Paper or panel proposals do not have to be directly tied to the conference theme, although papers fitting with the theme will be given special consideration. Graduate students are welcome to propose a paper presentation as the conference offers a discounted student rate. Those interested in participating should let the organizers know by February 1, 2018. A one-page abstract describing the scholar’s proposal should be submitted to the organizers by that date. A full paper will be expected by April 1, 2018. Organizers (contacts for paper proposals and practical matters): • Jari Eloranta, professor (Appalachian State University, Department of History): phone: 1-828-262-6006, email: jari.a.eloranta@gmail.com • Jeremy Land, Ph.D. candidate (Georgia State University, Department of History): phone: 1-704-689-2055, email: land25.jeremy@gmail.com. Readers can also find conference details on Facebook.