CfP: Letters in Troubled Times: Evaluating Epistolary Sources (02/2018, Florida); DL: 30.09.2017

Suzanne M. Sinke, Department of History, Florida State University (Web); G. Kurt Piehler, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Florida State University; Sylvia Hahn, University of Salzburg

Location: Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
Date: Friday, 16 February 2018
Abstract Submission: 30 September 2017

This conference seeks to bring together scholars of Austrian and American history along with others who have an interest in evaluating and utilizing letters from the past as sources. Representatives of the Austrian Migrant Letter Collection project, sponsored by the University of Salzburg, will discuss some of their findings. Representatives from the History Department and World War II Institute at Florida State University will provide insights from their collection. The organizers welcome other scholars with expertise in epistolary critique as well as t
hose interested in Austrian migration more broadly. After the conference, the group plans to publish a selection of papers in a special edition of the Journal of Austrian-American History.

There is no fee to participate. The conference sponsors will cover hotel and meal costs for accepted participants.

Conference sponsored by the Institute for World War II and the Human Experience at Florida State University, the Department of History at Florida State University, and the University of Salzburg.

Please send an abstract of 250-350 words describing the paper you would like to present along with a short C.V.
to by 30 September 2017.