CALL FOR PAPERS
Bicentennial: An Interdisciplinary Conference
"Alexander von Humboldt:
From the Americas to the Cosmos"
Celebrating the two-hundredth anniversary of
Alexander von Humboldt's epochal journey of exploration of South America, Cuba
and Mexico and his visit to the United States.
In commemoration of the
visit from Alexander von Humboldt to the United States in 1804 at the invitation
of President Thomas Jefferson, the Graduate Center of the City University of New
York will host an interdisciplinary conference devoted to Humboldt and his
legacy on October 14-16, 2004. The principal focus will be Humboldt's activity
in, relationship to, and impact on the Americas, but all proposals will be
Areas of interest include Humboldt's scientific work and
publications, political ideas and advocacy of human rights, paintings, travel
writing, friendships, as well as his fame, image and influence in various parts
of the Americas.
Proposals for papers should consist of: (a) a concise
(300 words or less) abstract with title, and (b) a cover letter indicating the
author's professional affiliation(s) and contact information.
Proposals may be sent to the Program Committee,
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
by post c/o the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, The Graduate
Center/CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5209, New York, NY 10016-4309, and by fax
at (212) 817-1540. Deadline for receipt of proposals is March 1, 2004. Decisions
will be made by April 1, 2004.