Call for Papers: The 2015 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

For our students… Please consider taking part in the Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium, taking place Saturday, April 25 at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN. Here’s the event description:

Old Main at Bethany Lutheran College
Old Main at Bethany Lutheran College – Creative Commons (Bobak Ha’Eri)

Established in 2014 by history professors from Bethany Lutheran College, Bethel University, and the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, the Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium fosters opportunities for college students to:

• share their research in the field of history

• dialogue concerning the significance of the Christian faith in the historian’s vocation

• network for graduate school and career opportunities

The symposium features undergraduate presenters introduced by faculty moderators, plus a panel of faculty members for discussing broader issues related to historiography, faith and learning, career development, and other themes of interest to History majors.

Student presentations will be 15-20 minutes in length and can be based on Senior Seminar projects, upper-division term papers, or other significant research or historiography projects. (Non-History majors are also eligible to participate, so long as their paper is historical.) Applications are due on March 25. See the full call for papers for details.

In addition, faculty from participating institutions will take part in a panel discussion of the relationship between Western Civ and the Christian liberal arts.

If you want to attend but don’t want to present a paper, just e-mail our department chair, Prof. Chris Gehrz, by March 31st.


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