FW: Southern Industrialization Project Conference
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Subject: CFP: Southern Industrialization Project Conference
The Southern Industrialization Project (SIP) invites scholarly paper and
session proposals for a conference at Kennesaw State University
(suburban Atlanta), June 12-13, 2008. The conference's theme is "A
Great Community of Labor and Production: The Synthesis of Southern
Industrialization from the Antebellum Period to the 21st Century and
The keynote speaker for the conference is Stanley L. Engerman, the John
H. Munro Professor of Economics and Professor of History at the
University of Rochester. He is coauthor, with Robert William Fogel, of
Time on the Cross, winner of the Bancroft Prize in 1974. He is also
coauthor, with Lance E. Davis, of Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An
Economic History since 1750 and has written or coedited numerous works
on slavery and American and British history.
SIP is interested in receiving proposals on topics from all periods of
Southern history including the more recent technologically advanced
industries of the 21st century.
Papers may address the following or related topics:
1) Case studies that reflect a new synthesis of labor and
industrialization in Southern economic history.
2) The impact of industrialization on rural-urban dynamics in the
Southern United States.
3) The incorporation of new historiography into general descriptions of
4) The interpretation of Southern industrialization in a public history
5) In-migration and out-migration as a result of industrialization.
6) The role of the military-industrial complex in the Southern economic
7) Branch plants, such as in automobile manufacturing, in the American
8) The role of state or local governmental agencies, or of
non-governmental organizations, in attracting and keeping Southern
9) Studies of new forms of industrialization for the South.
10) The role of the transportation industry in changing the spatial
patterns of the region.
11) The role of Southern industrial entrepreneurship in shaping the
Organized in 1996, the Southern Industrial History Project (SIP) seeks
to foster a greater understanding of the history and culture of
industrialization in the American South. SIP operates the
H-Southern-Industry discussion list on H-Net, with more than 200
academic and public historians with research interests that encompass
many industries, eras, and geographic locations. SIP also sponsors a
book series, "New Currents in the History of Southern Economy and
Society," published by the University of Missouri Press. While we meet
at the SHA as an affiliated organization each year to hear scholarly
papers and to propose methods for promoting research in Southern
industrial history, we also occasionally sponsor a stand alone
conference such as this one.
To apply, please send a single page CV and single page paper abstract to
the address below.
Submission Deadline is March 17, 2008
SIP Program Committee
Department of History & Geography
Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061-0490