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Virginia Forum: March 21-23, 2013

"Writing Virginia"

The eighth annual 2013 Virginia Forum will be held on the campus of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. The Virginia Forum brings together historians, teachers, writers, archivists, museum curators, historic site interpreters, librarians, and others engaged in the study and interpretation of Virginia history to share their knowledge, research, and experiences.

The Virginia Forum is interdisciplinary and welcomes proposals from scholars, teachers, students, and professionals in all fields. This year’s theme, “Writing Virginia,” particularly encourages submissions that analyze the ways in which Virginia has been represented, constructed, and recorded in non-fiction, fiction, other literary and historical forms, the visual arts, and historic and monumental sites.

We plan to offer sessions and workshops that draw from the full range of Virginia-focused research, including the humanities and sciences. We invite proposals about any aspect of Virginia life, society, history, and culture and from a variety of fields, including: economics, politics, geography, law, literature, history, politics, archaeology and anthropology, environmental studies, museum and library studies, preservation, and others. .

Individual Papers:
Please submit a one-page paper proposal and a one-page curriculum vitae in a single Word/pdf document to VaForum@rmc.edu by 30 September 2012. Please be sure to include your email address and other contact information.

Panels:
Proposals for complete panel sessions, workshops, or any other presentation formats are encouraged. Submissions should include: 1) a one-page description of the overall session; 2) a separate, one-page description for each individual presentation in the session; and 3) a one-page curriculum vitae for each panel member, including the chairperson. Please include all of the above in a single Word/pdf document submitted to VaForum@rmc.edu by 30 September 2012. Please be sure to include your email address and other contact information.

Chairs:
If you are interested in chairing a session, please indicate your area(s) of interest and submit a one-page curriculum vitae in a single Word/pdf document to VaForum@rmc.edu by 30 September 2012. Please be sure to include your email address and other contact information.

Additional information is available online at www.virginiaforum.org.
Direct further inquiries to: VaForum@rmc.edu.

Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2012.

For examples of the kinds of sessions held in previous Forums, please consult the following conference programs:

  • 2012 Forum, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (PDF, 156KB)
  • 2011 Forum, Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA (PDF, 214KB)
  • 2010 Forum, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA (PDF, 227KB)
  • 2009 Forum, Longwood University, Farmville, VA (PDF, 112KB)
  • 2008 Forum, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA (PDF, 171KB)
  • 2007 Forum, Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA (PDF, 909KB)
  • 2006 Forum, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA (PDF, 37KB)