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Indigenous Peoples of the Globe: Colonization and Adaptation Call for Papers

Indigenous Peoples of the Globe: Colonization and Adaptation Call for Papers: Great Lakes History Conference

November 13 & 14, 2009

The 34th annual Great Lakes History Conference, sponsored by Grand Valley State University’s History Department, will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 13 & 14, 2009. The theme is “Indigenous Peoples of the Globe: Colonization and Adaptation”. Along with exchanging ideas and research, we also desire panels on innovative ways of teaching this year’s topic to students at every level. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Amy Lonetree (Ho-Chunk), University of California, Santa Cruz, as a keynote speaker.

At the conference, we welcome individual papers and arranged complete panels, and encourage comparative work across regions and chronological boundaries, as well as innovative presentations, including workshops or moderated discussions. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send an abstract of approximately 200 words and your curriculum vitae to one of the e-mail addresses below. Please include your address, e-mail, and telephone number. The deadline for proposals is June 30, 2009. Those interested in commenting on a session should send a CV and indicate areas of expertise. Papers must take no longer than 30 minutes in a 2-paper session or 20 minutes in a 3-paper session. Sessions will last 90 minutes.

Conference headquarters will be at Grand Valley State University’s L.V. Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hotel accommodations will be available at the Days Hotel of Grand Rapids which is across from the L.V. Eberhard Center. The conference is within easy walking distance to museums and restaurants. Grand Rapids is served by most major and regional airlines.

Please share this information with your colleagues and students. Address all inquiries and abstracts to:

Dr. Matthew Daley,
Dr. Scott Stabler,

Prof. Scott Stabler
History Department
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
D-1-160 Mackinac Hall
Allendale, MI 49401

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