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Call for Papers: 
Staten Island, New York in American History 
and 21st Century Education
College of Staten Island, of the City University of New York
March 19-20, 2011
Co-sponsored with Wagner College, St. Johnís University and SI350, Inc.
With major support from the Staten Island Foundation

An understanding of the role of place and the attachment to community in 
America has never been more critical than in our rapidly changing global 
environment.  This conference seeks to explore major turning points and 
issues in American history as experienced by the residents of Staten 
Island past and present. Located at the entrance to New York harbor, 
Staten Island is one of the five boroughs that comprise New York City. 
Since 1661, Staten Island has been the home of settlers and migrants from 
around the globe. Staten Island's cultural diversity and its regional and 
global interconnections are reflected in its institutions, cuisine, art 
and architecture, businesses, social movements, recreational tourism, 
transportation heritage, and in the service of its military veterans. Our 
goal is to rethink the significance of Staten Island and its important 
historic sites, as part of New York City, the region, the nation, and the 
world through the interdisciplinary lenses of history and Place-based 
Education. 

In celebration of Staten Island's 350th Anniversary in 2011, we invite 
innovative proposals from scholars, curators, teachers and public 
historians related to community history and education. Proposals must be 
relevant to and illustrate the conference theme, including but not limited 
to the following topics:

*History of ethnicity and immigration
*History of race, gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities
*Staten Island in the transatlantic world, e.g. Huguenot refugees, the 
Loyalist Diaspora, the Free Trade Zone
*Staten Island in the history of New York City, e.g. Civil War Draft 
Riots, Consolidation, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
*History of the arts, architecture, health, business, military, sports, 
transportation, religion, food and drink, education, childhood, or of the 
environment
*Geography, politics, and economics in the study of local history
*The historical interconnectedness of Staten Island to the New York/New 
Jersey region
*The role of the museum in public history and preservation
*Pedagogy, including Place-based Education, civic engagement and community-
based research
*Memory and oral history
Proposals for complete panels and/or individual papers for this peer-
reviewed conference are welcome. Proposals for panels must include the 
following: 1) a cover sheet with the panel title, paper titles, and the 
name, address, affiliation, and email addresses of the chair/commentator 
and of the panelists; 2) a 350-word abstract of the panel as a whole; and 
3) a 350-word abstract for each paper included on the panel. Individual 
paper proposals for twenty-minute papers should include the following: 1) 
a cover sheet with the paper's title, and the name, address, affiliation, 
and email address of the participant and 2) a 350-word abstract of the 
paper.
All materials should be emailed to Dr. Phillip Papas, Associate Professor 
of History and co-chair of the SI 350 Academic Conference/Education 
Symposium at [log in to unmask] Proposals for panels and/or individual papers 
must be received no later than October 15, 2010. Successful applicants 
will be required to send a completed paper no later than February 7, 2011. 
Please email Dr. Margaret Berci, Associate Professor of Education and co-
chair of the SI 350 Academic Conference/Education Symposium at 
[log in to unmask] if you have any questions. We look forward to 
hearing from you.
For more information and resources please refer to our website at 
www.si350.org.  

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