Thursday, May 17, 2007

A Call for Papers

The Illinois State Historical Society invites proposals for papers to be delivered before the 2008 Illinois History Symposium, which will be held in Springfield on March 6-8, 2008. The theme for the 2008 Symposium will be "The Legacies of Abraham Lincoln."
Papers on Lincoln and his contemporaries as well as the legacies of that generation, such as individual rights, the role of government, American identity, and changing memories of that time, are encouraged. The symposium committee welcomes proposals on all other aspects of Illinois history. Proposals for panels, papers, multi-media presentations, and teacher seminars are encouraged. Professional and amateur historians, graduate students, history and social study teachers, and museum professionals are encouraged to submit proposals to:

2008 Illinois History Symposium
Illinois State Historical Society
210 ½ S. Sixth Street, Suite 200
Springfield, Illinois, 62701

Deadline for proposals is November 19, 2007.
Please direct questions to Michael Batinski, symposium chair, at
The 2008 Illinois History Symposium will be held March 6 -8, 2008, in Springfield. For more information about the symposium, call the Society office at 217-525-2781.

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