2013 S-USIH Conference: Geographies of Ideas, The Fifth Annual U.S. Intellectual History Conference

The Conference Committee of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) invites individual paper and panel proposals for its fifth annual conference to be held at the University of California, Irvine campus on November 1-3, 2013. . S-USIH is thrilled to announce that David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History at the University of California-Berkeley, will deliver the keynote address.

This year’s conference theme is “Geographies of Ideas.” This theme draws attention both to the importance of place in the forging of ideas and intellectual communities and the numerous border crossings—geographic, disciplinary, and theoretical—that are constitutive of developments within intellectual history. In addition, this theme underscores how ideas about spaces (local, regional, national, transnational, and global) have intersected with myriad intellectual questions and concerns. The committee invites participants to reflect on the multiple ways in which geographies, both real and imagined, have played a role in the study of intellectual history and in the course of U.S. history. Although proposals that relate to the theme are particularly welcome, the committee also welcomes submissions that are relevant to any aspect of the study of American thought.


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