[lg policy] CFP: Language, Culture and History Conference, July 1 & 2, University of Wyoming

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 27 15:07:09 UTC 2010

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Call for Papers, Abstracts due March 1Official Website:
Language, Culture and History Conference
Department of Anthropology
Co-sponsored by the journal Ethnohistory
University of Wyoming
July 1-2, 2010

The first constitution of the Anthropological Society of Washington, the
predecessor to the American Anthropological Association, called for the
"study of the Natural History of Man [including] Archaeology, Somatology,
Ethnology, and Philology." The early field of anthropology was heavily
influenced by philology and models of language evolution and historical
change. At this conference on Language, Culture and History we would like to
bring contemporary theories from all fields of anthropology and related
fields to the "natural history of humans." Specifically, we want to address
questions about the complex interactions between language, history and

Suggested themes for papers include but are not limited to:

• Ethnographic Views of Language Change
• Ethnohistorical Views of Language
• Language, History and Deaf Culture
• Culture, History and Native American Languages
• History of Language and Culture Theories in Anthropology
• Historical Sociolinguistics
• History of Literacy
• Children and Language Change
• Archaeological Approaches to Language and Culture

This informal and convivial conference will be held in the new Anthropology
Building at the University of Wyoming in beautiful Laramie, Wyoming.
Optional trips to local attractions including Veedawoo Recreation Area and
Medicine Bow National Forest will also be also be available.

Previously published papers and works in progress welcome, as are papers
from both established scholars and students. Typical format for papers will
be 20 minutes for a paper with 5 minutes of discussion although other
formats possible including data sessions where presenters share data for the
participants to help analyze. Papers should be accessible to a general
audience interested in language, culture and history issues.

Conference Organizer: Leila Monaghan, Department of Anthropology, University
of Wyoming,Leila.monaghan at gmail.com, lmonagha at uwyo.edu . Conference
Committee: Alison Quaggin Harkin, Stacy Sewell, Joe Wheeler

Submitting an Abstract

Copy and fill out the below form:

E-mail Address:
Mailing Address:

Desired Format: (Standard is 20 minute paper with 5 minutes for questions)

Title of Presentation:

200 word abstract:

Conference Fees (Specific payment information on receipt of abstract):

Early bird (by March 1) $50 for 2 days of conference, includes 2 lunches, 1
Medium bird (March 2-June 15) $55
Late bird (June 16-July 1): $60

____I wish to volunteer in lieu of conference fees

____Please send me information about staying at University of Wyoming Dorms
when information is available

E-mail to Leila.Monaghan at gmail.com with "Submitting Abstract" in title by
March 1, 2010. E-mail Leila if you have questions or problems.

For information on travel and accommodations see official website: http://

or Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=221543071246&ref=mf

Leila Monaghan, PhD
Department of Anthropology
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com


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