I presented my very first paper at a professional meeting over a decade ago after being invited to become a member of Phi Alpha Theta — the national history honor society; I was still a student then. I woke up early this morning to review my notes and the rough draft of my paper discussing rap music and culture as a historical mode of race relations in the 1980s United States history survey course. As of ten minutes ago, I submitted an abstract proposal of my paper.I guess we shall see if it is accepted.
Here is the honor society’s mission statement:
We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.
Call for Papers:
2010 BIENNIAL CONVENTION
January 6-9, 2010
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
San Diego, California
CALL FOR PAPERS!
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2009