The Program Committee of the Society for the History of Discoveries invites those wishing to make a presentation at this meeting to submit a proposal to the chair of the committee at their earliest convenience: Imre Josef Demhardt, University of Texas at Arlington, Department of History, Box 19529, Arlington, Texas 76019, USA / Tel: 817-272-0122.
The deadline for submissions is 1 April 2013.
Presentations on all aspects of geographical discovery and exploration are welcome. To emphasize the host area of the 2013 meeting proposals on U.S. Southeast and the Antilles are especially encouraged.
The SHD paper sessions will begin on Friday, November 1, and will conclude at mid-day on Saturday, November 2.
Proposals due on April 1, 2013, should include the following: - the title of the presentation - the author’s name and address, including email address, and affiliation - an abstract summarizing the paper’s scope and conclusions (max. 500 words) - a statement about the originality of the contents of the paper: how much is new, unpublished material, based on research in primary sources, etc. - a statement whether the presentation will include PowerPoint compatible images or digital audio recordings - a brief biographic sketch of the author(s)
Both SHD members and the general public are invited to send suggestions for sessions, speakers, and general program ideas. To encourage paper proposals from graduate students and younger emerging scholars SHD will pick up to three submissions on ground of academic merit and enable their presentation in person at the meeting by awarding a stipend of $500 each to help with travel and accommodation costs to Tampa.
The time allotted for the presentation of papers is generally 30 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for question-and-answer.
The audience at SHD meetings is diverse and includes academics and members of various professions. All are especially interested in the processes and consequences of geographical exploration and discovery. Presenters are encouraged to use images (maps, paintings, photographs, etc.). For the benefit of the audience all visuals have to be presented as PowerPoint projections.
When selecting papers for presentation, preference will be given to papers that are intended for submission to the society’s journal, Terrae Incognitae.