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CONF./CFP- 1989: A New Generation, Princeton University, 22-24 Oct. 2009

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CONF./CFP- 1989: A New Generation, Princeton University, 22-24 Oct. 2009

Posted by: James Pickett <>

Call For Papers

1989: A New Generation

Conference to take place at Princeton University, 22-24 October 2009

2009 brings the 20th anniversaries of a wide variety of major events
across the globe: the Cuban withdrawal from Angola; the Soviet
withdrawal from Afghanistan; the Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa against
Salman Rushdie; the Polish and Hungarian Round Tables; the protests at
Tiananmen Square; the fall of the Berlin Wall; the Velvet Revolution
in Czechoslovakia; and the breakdown of old regimes in Mexico, Chile,
and Brazil.

In an attempt to take a global approach to 1989, its antecedents, and
its consequences, Princeton University will convene and host on 22-24
October 2009 a conference devoted to 1989. The ultimate panel themes
will depend on the topics of the paper proposals submitted, yet we are
particularly interested in moving toward new conceptual models, for
example in the following areas: ethics and norms, intellectual
history/history of ideas, law, microeconomics, migration, popular
culture, and religion. It is essential to underscore also the
conference's global scope, i.e. that it should encompass (but not
necessarily limit itself to) variously defined Asian, Cold War,
European, inter-American, Sino-Soviet, and transatlantic history,
welcoming also submissions concerning, for example, the Indian
subcontinent, the Middle East, or South Africa.

Who Should Apply

We aim to provide a forum for recent work related to a doctoral
dissertation, whether published or unpublished, complete or
incomplete. We therefore welcome submissions from junior faculty and
postdoctoral fellows as well as current graduate students. We welcome
submissions from around the globe, as our budget will allow us to
cover the travel expenses of all of the scholars whose proposals have
been accepted.

That said, we caution that the small intended scale of the conference
will likely necessitate a highly selective review process. The program
committee looks forward to the broadest possible range of submissions
that fall within the intended scope of the conference, and it will
arrange panels based on those submissions that it receives, yet we
will likely be able to accommodate only a fraction of these submissions.

We ask both for a brief (max. 300-word) abstract as well as a more
detailed, 4-5 page (double-spaced) prospectus that fleshes out the
intended argument of the presentation in greater depth.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until 15 January 2009.
Early submissions are particularly welcome.

Proposals should be submitted to Barbara Leavey
(; questions can be directed also to conference
chair Piotr H. Kosicki (

This conference is a joint initiative of Princeton University's
Department of History, Davis Center for Historical Studies, Institute
for International and Regional Studies, Program in Law and Public
Affairs, University Center for Human Values, and Woodrow Wilson School
of Public and International Affairs.

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