The fourth annual Virginia Forum will meet at Longwood University in Farmville, located in Prince Edward County, Virginia, on April 24-25, 2009. The Virginia Forum offers an opportunity for exchanges of ideas among scholars, archivists, librarians, museum curators, K-12 teachers, and all those interested in Virginia history and culture. The Virginia Forum invites proposals for presentations on all topics in Virginia history and culture, but Prince Edward County’s involvement in both the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement offers a special opportunity to reflect on such themes as historical memory, the significance of place, and the meaning of freedom in Virginia history.Proposals from graduate and undergraduate students conducting research in Virginia history are also encouraged.
The Virginia Forum invites proposals for individual papers or complete panel sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops, poster sessions, or electronic/multimedia presentations. Proposals for individual papers, posters or electronic presentations should be no more than one page, single-spaced in standard font. The proposal should include a title, the name of the participant(s) and his/her affiliation, and an abstract of the presentation that discusses the sources used and the significance of the topic presented. Proposals for complete panel sessions, workshops, etc. should include a one-page description of the overall session, as well as a separate, one-page description for each individual presentation in the session.
E-mail proposals, along with a one-page vita for each of the presenters, go to Brent Tarter, co-chair of the 2009 Program Committee, at Brent.Tarter@lva.virginia.gov. Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2008.