If you live in VA, will be there on vacation in early June 2009, or happen to be a noted WWII scholar, the author sessions and vet remembrance sessions at this conference sound most intriguing!
From: Dr. David L. Snead
Subject: D-Day Conference
The Liberty University History Department and the National D-Day Memorial Foundation announce a call for papers on topics related to the preparation for, the execution of, and the impact of D-Day, June 6, 1944. The conference organizers welcome a wide array of paper topics and/or panel proposals and aim to create a forum for collegial discourse with scholars from various perspectives and academic disciplines. Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals as well. The conference will feature addresses by Dr. Gerhard Weinberg, author of A World at Arms, and Alex Kershaw, author of The Bedford Boys. Additionally, there will be separate sessions where D-Day veterans will present their remembrances.
The conference will be held at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on Thursday and Friday, June 4-5, 2009. A commemorative celebration honoring the 65th Anniversary of D-Day will be held at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA on Saturday, June 6.
Scholars interested in presenting papers should electronically submit a title, brief abstract and a brief vita here. Those interested in forming a panel should submit a title of the proposed panel along with each presenter’s paper title/abstract and vita. Please include the name and vita of a chair and/or paper commenter as well. All proposals should be received no later than December 15, 2008. The conference organizers will notify of participation status by January 15, 2009.
Dr. David L. Snead
Department of History
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24502